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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1882 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 Towton - 1461, Battle of Alresford - 1644, Albert Hall Opens - 1871, Captain Scott dies - 1912, First London Marathon - 1981

Famous and historic events from 1882

The Ashes Legend Begins

Famous Britons born in 1882
A A Milne
Alvin Coburn
Arthur Eddington
Dame Sybil Thorndike
Eric Gill
George Young
Harold Brighouse
Jack Hobbs
James Joyce
James Somerville
Margery Ashby
Thomas Tait
Virginia Woolf
Will Spens

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
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Brit Quote:
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning. - Jonathan Swift
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On this day:
Battle of Towton - 1461, Battle of Alresford - 1644, Albert Hall Opens - 1871, Captain Scott dies - 1912, First London Marathon - 1981
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