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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1854 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 Non-Stop Transatlantic Jet Flight - 1950, Launch of ITV - 1955, 10 Soldiers killed by IRA bomb attack in Deal - 1989

Famous and historic events from 1854

Action That Won First VC
Battle of Inkerman - 19 VC's won
Charge of the Light Brigade
Siege of Sebastopol Begins
The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Famous Britons born in 1854
Dugald Clerk
Herbert Gladstone
Oscar Wilde
Patrick Geddes
Richard Glazebrook
Sir Napier Shaw
Sir William Smith
William Collingwood

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
First Non-Stop Transatlantic Jet Flight - 1950, Launch of ITV - 1955, 10 Soldiers killed by IRA bomb attack in Deal - 1989
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