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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1914 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:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944

Famous and historic events from 1914

Britain declares War on Germany
Britains 1st policewoman goes on duty
First Battle of Heligoland Bight
First Bomb Dropped on English Soil
HMS Bulwark Explodes in Medway
Start of World War I
The Ark Royal commissioned
The Battle of the Marne Begins
The Worcesters Charge at Ypres

Famous Britons born in 1914
Alec Guinness
Andrej Panufnik
Dylan Thomas
George Brown
Hugh Trevor-Roper
Joan Littlewood
John Arlott
Joy Batchelor
Kenneth More
Laurie Lee
Max Perutz
Norman McLaren
Richard Synge
Sir Alan Hodgkin

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It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs. - Margaret Thatcher
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On this day:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944
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