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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:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984

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:
It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked. - Harold Pinter
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On this day:
Canterbury Monks Observe Massive Meteor Event - 1178, Battle of Sevenoaks - 1450, 1st British Life Insurance Policy - 1583, Battle of Chalgrove Field - 1643, Johnson Contracts to Produce His Dictionary - 1746, Battle of Waterloo - 1815, Redcoats Drop Breeches - 1823, Staines Air Disaster - 1972, Battle of Orgreave - 1984
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