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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1862 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:
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - 1295, Battle of Southwark - 1450, Newton’s Principia Published - 1687, Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - 1925, National Health Service established - 1948

Famous and historic events from 1862

Hartley Pit Disaster
Westminster Bridge Opens

Famous Britons born in 1862
Eden Phillpotts
Edward German
Elizabeth Haldane
Frederick Delius
Henry Newbolt
Joseph Merrick
M R James
Mary Kingsley
Sir Aurel Stein
William Bragg

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
If I wasnt an actor I would probably be a psychopath - Terence Stamp
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On this day:
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - 1295, Battle of Southwark - 1450, Newton’s Principia Published - 1687, Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - 1925, National Health Service established - 1948
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