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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1778 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:
Anti Vietnam Protest at American Embassy - 1966, Death of a Rolling Stone - 1969, Branson Crosses Atlantic in Hot-Air Balloon - 1987, Parliament Returns Stone of Scone - 1996

Famous and historic events from 1778

America Invades Whitehaven
Cook reaches Hawaii

Famous Britons born in 1778
Beau Brummell
Humphry Davy
William Hazlitt

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
With two small children, I haven't had a wash since 2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list. It is something I do intend to get - Jo Brand
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On this day:
Anti Vietnam Protest at American Embassy - 1966, Death of a Rolling Stone - 1969, Branson Crosses Atlantic in Hot-Air Balloon - 1987, Parliament Returns Stone of Scone - 1996
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