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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Gloucestershire 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:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979

Famous historic dates from Gloucestershire

25th of December 1085 : Domesday Book Commissioned
21st of September 1327 : Edward II killed at Berkeley Castle
18th of December 1387 : Battle of Radcot Bridge
4th of May 1471 : Battle of Tewkesbury
14th of May 1796 : Jenner administers 1st Vaccine against Smallpox
30th of March 1992 : John Major gets on his Soapbox

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The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either - Mick Jagger
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On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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