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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1850 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 Atomic Explosion - 1945, Stirling Moss is first Englishman to win the British Grand Prix - 1955, Helicopter Crashes off Scilly - 1983

Famous and historic events from 1850

Opening of Menai Bridge
Tennyson becomes Poet laureate

Famous Britons born in 1850
Augustine Birrell
Edward Sharpey-Schafer
George Beilby
Ian MacLaren
Jesse Boot
John Milne
Lord Kitchener
Robert Louis Stevenson
Sidney Thomas

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
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Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth. - Oliver Reed
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On this day:
First Atomic Explosion - 1945, Stirling Moss is first Englishman to win the British Grand Prix - 1955, Helicopter Crashes off Scilly - 1983
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