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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1868 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:
William Rufus killed by Arrow - 1100, The Battle of Cornwall - 1595, Death Duties Introduced - 1894, Summerland Fire Disaster - 1973

Famous and historic events from 1868

Disraeli becomes Prime Minister
First Traffic Signals in Britain
The Last public hanging

Famous Britons born in 1868
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Edward Lucas
Ernest Newman
Frederic Lamond
Frederick Lanchester
Hamish MacCunn
James Garvin
John McEwen
Lionel Rothschild
Robert Falcon Scott

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. - Stephen Hawking
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On this day:
William Rufus killed by Arrow - 1100, The Battle of Cornwall - 1595, Death Duties Introduced - 1894, Summerland Fire Disaster - 1973
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