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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Shropshire 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:
Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway - 1582, London Gazette First Published - 1665, Treasure Island Published - 1883, Britainís first female mayor elected - 1908, BBC begins Broadcasts - 1922, Coventry Blitz - 1940, NME Publishes First UK Singles Chart - 1952, First British Record Chart Published - 1952, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips Marry - 1973

Famous historic dates from Shropshire

3rd of October 1283 : Last Welsh Prince of Wales Hanged, Drawn and Quartered
21st of July 1403 : Battle of Shrewsbury
23rd of September 1459 : Battle of Blore Heath
6th of September 1651 : Charles II hides in an Oak tree
1st of January 1781 : Ironbridge Opened
26th of February 1968 : Shelton Hospital Fire
14th of January 1975 : Lesley Whittle kidnapped by Donald Neilson

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On this day:
Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway - 1582, London Gazette First Published - 1665, Treasure Island Published - 1883, Britainís first female mayor elected - 1908, BBC begins Broadcasts - 1922, Coventry Blitz - 1940, NME Publishes First UK Singles Chart - 1952, First British Record Chart Published - 1952, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips Marry - 1973
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