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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1908 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:
Edward VI succeeds to throne - 1547, Pall Mall – First Street Lit with Gas - 1807, William Burke is hanged - 1829, First Speeding Fine in Britain - 1896, Derek Bentley Hanged - 1953

Famous and historic events from 1908

Britain’s first female mayor elected
British Cops’ 1-2-3 in Olympic Tug o’ War
British Find Oil in Persia
First international Beauty Contest
White City Stadium Opens

Famous Britons born in 1908
Anthony Tudor
Celia Johnson
Dan Maskell
David Lean
George Rodger
Ian Fleming
Jeannie Robertson
John Mills
Kenneth Mellanby
Max Wall
Michael Redgrave
Olivia Manning
Quentin Crisp
Rex Harrison
Robert Morley
Sir William Coldstream
Victor Pasmore
Vivian Fuchs

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country - E M Forster
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On this day:
Edward VI succeeds to throne - 1547, Pall Mall – First Street Lit with Gas - 1807, William Burke is hanged - 1829, First Speeding Fine in Britain - 1896, Derek Bentley Hanged - 1953
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