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Did you know that the world’s first tractor was invented in Biggleswade by local Daniel Albone in 1901? Albone had been a successful racing cyclist, and established a cycle manufacturing company in his hometown. He patented the Ivel Agricultural Motor, the first light tractor, in February 1902, a three-wheeled petrol-driven vehicle far more suited to mechanizing farm-work than the traction engines tried hitherto.

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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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