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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1858 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:
British surrender at Yorktown - 1781, North Sea Oil Discovered - 1970, Black Monday Market Crash - 1987, Guildford Four Verdicts Quashed - 1989

Famous and historic events from 1858

Big Ben Winched into Place
Law passed allowing Jews to serve in parliament
Opening of the Royal Opera House
The Great Stink at its Worst

Famous Britons born in 1858
Beatrice Webb
Charles Noke
Edith Nesbit
Edward Hall
Emmeline Pankhurst
Harry H Johnston
Horace Smith-Dorrien
John Hobson
Robert Hadfield
Samuel Ryder
Sir James Swinburne

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An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children. - Benjamin Disraeli
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On this day:
British surrender at Yorktown - 1781, North Sea Oil Discovered - 1970, Black Monday Market Crash - 1987, Guildford Four Verdicts Quashed - 1989
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