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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 2003 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:
Battle of the Boyne - 1690, First Day of the Somme - 1916, Disaster at Chilwell Shell Plant - 1918, Oxfam Opens its First Charity Shop - 1948, Wade wins Jubilee Wimbledon - 1977, Britain hands back Hong Kong to China - 1997, Smoking Ban in England - 2007

Famous and historic events from 2003

Baghdad Falls
Congestion Charge introduced to Central London
England win Rugby World Cup
Hottest Day Ever in Britain
Huge Stop the War Demo
Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders
Last Commercial Concorde Flight
Rowan Williams becomes 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Coughing Scandal

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I am humble enough to know I have made mistakes but politically astute enough to know that I have forgotten what they are - Michael Heseltine
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On this day:
Battle of the Boyne - 1690, First Day of the Somme - 1916, Disaster at Chilwell Shell Plant - 1918, Oxfam Opens its First Charity Shop - 1948, Wade wins Jubilee Wimbledon - 1977, Britain hands back Hong Kong to China - 1997, Smoking Ban in England - 2007
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