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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from South Wales 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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

Famous historic dates from South Wales

21st of February 1804 : First Steam Locomotive Runs
25th of March 1807 : World’s first passenger train service begins
4th of November 1839 : The Newport Rising
18th of January 1884 : Precedent for Cremation Set
14th of October 1913 : Caerphilly Pit disaster
30th of October 1913 : Deadliest British Tornado
21st of October 1966 : The Aberfan Disaster
27th of January 1973 : Gareth Edwards – the Greatest Try

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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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