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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1873 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:
Death of Henry II - 1189, Thomas More is executed - 1535, Battle of Sedgemoor - 1685, First Car Ride in Britain - 1895, Brooklands Racing Circuit Opens - 1907, Lennon and McCartney First Meet - 1957, Piper Alpha Disaster - 1988

Famous and historic events from 1873

Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet

Famous Britons born in 1873
Charles Onions
Dorothy Richardson
Ford Madox Ford
Frances MacDonald
John Clapham
Lilian Braithwaite
Nevil Sidgwick

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
War would end if the dead could return. - Stanley Baldwin
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On this day:
Death of Henry II - 1189, Thomas More is executed - 1535, Battle of Sedgemoor - 1685, First Car Ride in Britain - 1895, Brooklands Racing Circuit Opens - 1907, Lennon and McCartney First Meet - 1957, Piper Alpha Disaster - 1988
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