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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1897 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:
James VI of Scotland crowned James I of England. - 1603, Nelson Loses his Arm - 1797, Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine - 1814, 1st Scout Camp - 1907, Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - 1909, First Test Tube Baby Born - 1978

Famous and historic events from 1897

Bram Stoker Publishes Dracula
First Royal Command Performance
RAC Established
Victorias Diamond Jubilee
Worlds 1st Drunk Driver Caught

Famous Britons born in 1897
Aneurin Bevan
Anthony Eden
Douglas Hartree
Enid Blyton
Helen de Guerry Simpson
John Glubb
John Laurie
Kathleen Garscadden
Leon Goossens
Naomi Mitchison
Patrick Blackett
Ronald Norrish
Ruth Pitter
Sir Frederick Russell
Sir Sacheverell Sitwell

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A Picture of Britain
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Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point - Michael Caine
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On this day:
James VI of Scotland crowned James I of England. - 1603, Nelson Loses his Arm - 1797, Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine - 1814, 1st Scout Camp - 1907, Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - 1909, First Test Tube Baby Born - 1978
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