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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:
Last Great Viking Raid Defeated - 0910, William Wallace is captured by the English - 1305, Battle of Dogger Bank - 1781, Britains 1st Cinema Opens - 1901, Plaid Cymru Formed - 1925, First English Match to “Go to Penalties” - 1970

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

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

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I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. - Jerome K Jerome
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On this day:
Last Great Viking Raid Defeated - 0910, William Wallace is captured by the English - 1305, Battle of Dogger Bank - 1781, Britains 1st Cinema Opens - 1901, Plaid Cymru Formed - 1925, First English Match to “Go to Penalties” - 1970
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