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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1839 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:
First English Colonists in North America - 1584, American colonies declare independence - 1776, 1st regular bus service - 1829, Alice in Wonderland Published - 1865, George Michael Crashes into Snappy Snaps - 2010

Famous and historic events from 1839

First Grand National
First Henley Regatta
Fox Talbot Shows First Photos
The Newport Rising

Famous Britons born in 1839
Alfred Sisley
George Cadbury
James Moyr Smith
John Aitken
Marie Louise de la Ramee
Redvers Buller
Walter Pater
William Grant

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
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On this day:
First English Colonists in North America - 1584, American colonies declare independence - 1776, 1st regular bus service - 1829, Alice in Wonderland Published - 1865, George Michael Crashes into Snappy Snaps - 2010
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