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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:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005

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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A Picture of Britain
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On this day:
Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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