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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1858 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:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1858

Big Ben Winched into Place
Law passed allowing Jews to serve in parliament
Opening of the Royal Opera House
The Great Stink at its Worst

Famous Britons born in 1858
Beatrice Webb
Charles Noke
Edith Nesbit
Edward Hall
Emmeline Pankhurst
Harry H Johnston
Horace Smith-Dorrien
John Hobson
Robert Hadfield
Samuel Ryder
Sir James Swinburne

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Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper - George Orwell
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On this day:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979
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