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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1909 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:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917

Famous and historic events from 1909

1st Scout Rally
1st UK Woolworths Opens
First Game at Twickenham
Lloyd George’s People’s Budget
Louis Bleriot flies the Channel
Old-Age Pensions First Paid
Selfridges Opens
The Tottenham Outrage

Famous Britons born in 1909
Charles Gibbs-Smith
Cyril Parkinson
Eric James
Ernst Gombrich
F E McWilliam
Francis Bacon
Fred Perry
James Mason
John Haigh
Lesslie Newbigin
Malcolm Lowry
Margaret Mee
Matt Busby
Nicholas Winton
Nigel Tranter
Robert Garioch
Stephen Spender
Tommy Trinder
William Penney

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as with the mouth, is it firmly shut it again on something solid - GK Chesterton
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On this day:
First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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