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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1863 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:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1863

Britain’s First Heavyweight Boxing Champ
The Gettysburg Address
The London Underground opens

Famous Britons born in 1863
Alan Swinton
Albert Seward
Arthur Henderson
Arthur Machen
Arthur Quiller-Couch
Augustus Love
Bob Fitzsimmons
David Lloyd George
Francis Younghusband
Frank Hornby
Frederick Kipping
James Walker
John Harvey
Max Pemberton
May Sinclair
Sir Henry Royce
W W Jacobs
William Heinemann

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A Picture of Britain
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There are hardly two things more peculiarly English than Welsh rarebit and Irish stew - GK Chesterton
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On this day:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979
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