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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1874 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 1874

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Famous Britons born in 1874
Ernest Shackleton
GK Chesterton
Gordon Bottomley
Gustav Holst
Harold Harwood
Harry McGowan
Hewlett Johnson
Holbrook Jackson
Howard Carter
James Thomas
Katharine Atholl
Lewis Spence
Mabel Royds
Martin Lowry
Mary Garden
Rowland Biffen
Somerset Maugham
Winston Churchill

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Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness. - John Ruskin
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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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