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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1913 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:
First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984

Famous and historic events from 1913

Caerphilly Pit disaster
Deadliest British Tornado
First Female Magistrate Appointed
Sons and Lovers Published
Suffragette dies - throws herself in front of the KIngs Horse

Famous Britons born in 1913
Angus Wilson
Anthony Quayle
Barbara Pym
Benjamin Britten
Bill Shankly
Donald MacKinnon
Douglas Scott
Douglas Young
Edward Abraham
Elizabeth David
George Lloyd
Hammond Innes
Hubert Lamb
Jo Grimond
Maurice Wilkes
Michael Foot
Patrick Steptoe
Peter Cushing
R S Thomas
Reg Butler
Richard Dimbleby
Sid James
Sir Bernard Charles Lovell
Trevor Howard
Trevor Huddleston
Vivien Leigh
William Scott

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It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions. - Dennis Potter
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On this day:
First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984
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