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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:
Bananas go on sale in UK for 1st time - 1633, Battle of Toulouse - 1814, Titanic sets sail on maiden voyage - 1912, Good Friday Agreement - 1998

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

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

Brit Quote:
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. - Oscar Wilde
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On this day:
Bananas go on sale in UK for 1st time - 1633, Battle of Toulouse - 1814, Titanic sets sail on maiden voyage - 1912, Good Friday Agreement - 1998
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