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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1860 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:
Battle of Sampford Courtenay - 1549, Battle of Preston - 1648, First Pedestrian Killed by Car - 1896, Animal Farm Published - 1945

Famous and historic events from 1860

1st Professional Golf Tournament
Birkenhead Has First Tram in Europe
First Inter-Club Football Match

Famous Britons born in 1860
Archibald Thorburn
Frederick Rolfe
Horatio Bottomley
J M Barrie
John Haldane
Rodney Smith
Walter Sickert
William Bayliss

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
Battle of Sampford Courtenay - 1549, Battle of Preston - 1648, First Pedestrian Killed by Car - 1896, Animal Farm Published - 1945
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