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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1900 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:
St Columba Sees Nessie - 0565, Battle of the Standard - 1138, Battle of Bosworth - 1485, English Civil war Begins - 1642, First Geneva Convention Signed - 1864, First Edition of Match of the Day - 1964

Famous and historic events from 1900

Battle of Spion Kop
Flannan Isles Mystery Born
Formation of the Labour Party
Keir Hardie becomes 1st Labour MP
Relief of Mafeking

Famous Britons born in 1900
Alan Bush
Alastair Sim
Arthur Askey
David Kilmuir
Dennis Gabor
Douglas Jardine
Elizabeth Goudge
Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
Geoffrey Jellicoe
Gilbert Ryle
Hamish Hamilton
James Hilton
Louis Mountbatten
Richard Hughes
Robert Boothby
Roy Wilson
Sean O'Faolain
Stephen Neill
Tyrone Guthrie
V S Pritchett
William Medlicott

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A Picture of Britain
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Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
St Columba Sees Nessie - 0565, Battle of the Standard - 1138, Battle of Bosworth - 1485, English Civil war Begins - 1642, First Geneva Convention Signed - 1864, First Edition of Match of the Day - 1964
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