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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1859 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:
Start of the Great Smog - 1952, Opening of UK's 1st Motorway - 1958, The Civil Partnership Act comes into force in Britain - 2005

Famous and historic events from 1859

Anglesey Ship Disaster
Big Bens First Strike
Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' is published
Opening of the Royal Albert Bridge

Famous Britons born in 1859
A E Housman
Arthur Conan Doyle
Cecil Sharp
Dugald MacColl
Francis Thompson
George Lansbury
James Guthrie
Jerome K Jerome
John Jellicoe
Kenneth Grahame
Sidney Webb
William Hadow
William Strang

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
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Coast
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Churchill

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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill
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On this day:
Start of the Great Smog - 1952, Opening of UK's 1st Motorway - 1958, The Civil Partnership Act comes into force in Britain - 2005
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