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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1889 that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
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On this day:
Blackbeard Killed - 1718, Assassination of President Kennedy - 1963, Beatles Release White Album - 1968, Cairngorm Climbing Tragedy - 1971, Margaret Thatcher Resigns - 1990, Rose West Sentenced - 1995, England win Rugby World Cup - 2003

Famous and historic events from 1889

Armagh Sunday School Rail Tragedy
Preston North End Win 1st Football League
Table Tennis 1st played
Woolwich Ferry Opens

Famous Britons born in 1889
Adrian Boult
Basil Blackwell
C K Ogden
Charlie Chaplin
Christopher Nevinson
Eileen Postan
Howard Spring
Israel Sieff
John Reith
Robin G Collingwood
Walter J Turner
William McClelland

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Brit Quote:
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. - George Eliot
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On this day:
Blackbeard Killed - 1718, Assassination of President Kennedy - 1963, Beatles Release White Album - 1968, Cairngorm Climbing Tragedy - 1971, Margaret Thatcher Resigns - 1990, Rose West Sentenced - 1995, England win Rugby World Cup - 2003
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