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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1888 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:
Botham sets all-rounder record - 1978, Itís a Royal Knockout - 1987

Famous and historic events from 1888

First Day of Football League Matches
Football League Formed
Jack the Ripper claims last victim
Jack the Ripper Kills twice in one Day
Jack the Ripperís First Victim
Jack the Ripperís Second Murder

Famous Britons born in 1888
Arthur Prys-Jones
Clarence Hatry
Dame Gladys Cooper
Edith Evans
F Tennyson Jesse
Fenner Brockway
J Arthur Rank
James Bridle
John Logie Baird
Joyce Cary
Marie Rambert
Sapper
Simon Marks
Sydney Chapman
T E Lawrence
T S Eliot
Thomas Sopwith
Will Hay

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A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
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Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches - Margaret Thatcher
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On this day:
Botham sets all-rounder record - 1978, Itís a Royal Knockout - 1987
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