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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Gloucestershire 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:
Launch of BBC2 - 1964, Enoch Powells Rivers of Blood Speech - 1968, Sinclair ZX Spectrum Launched - 1982

Famous historic dates from Gloucestershire

25th of December 1085 : Domesday Book Commissioned
21st of September 1327 : Edward II killed at Berkeley Castle
18th of December 1387 : Battle of Radcot Bridge
4th of May 1471 : Battle of Tewkesbury
14th of May 1796 : Jenner administers 1st Vaccine against Smallpox
30th of March 1992 : John Major gets on his Soapbox

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Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance - John Ruskin
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