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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1907 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:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993

Famous and historic events from 1907

1st Scout Camp
Brooklands Racing Circuit Opens
First Isle of Man TT Race
Florence Nightingale presented with the Order of Merit
Old Bailey Opens
Sinn Fein Formed
Suffragettes Storm Westminster

Famous Britons born in 1907
Alexander Todd
Alfred Wainwright
Anthony Blunt
Bernard Miles
Christopher Fry
Daphne du Maurier
Dudley Watkins
Edward Bullard
Elizabeth Maconchy
Frank Whittle
Graeme Clark
Gwyn Jones
Henry Cotton
Henry Kettlewell
James Meade
John Lehmann
Laurence Olivier
Louis MacNeice
Mary Martin
McIntosh Patrick
Peggy Ashcroft
Ray Milland
Reginald Revans
Rumer Godden
Sir Rudolf Peierls
Stanley Hooker
W H Auden

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Brit Quote:
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. - Peter Ustinov
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On this day:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993
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