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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1888 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:
The Houses of Parliament burn down - 1834, Jane Eyre Published - 1847, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Published - 1950, First Edition of Blue Peter - 1958

Famous and historic events from 1888

First Day of Football League Matches
Football League Formed
Jack the Ripper claims last victim
Jack the Ripper Kills twice in one Day
Jack the Ripper’s First Victim
Jack the Ripper’s Second Murder

Famous Britons born in 1888
Arthur Prys-Jones
Clarence Hatry
Dame Gladys Cooper
Edith Evans
F Tennyson Jesse
Fenner Brockway
J Arthur Rank
James Bridle
John Logie Baird
Joyce Cary
Marie Rambert
Sapper
Simon Marks
Sydney Chapman
T E Lawrence
T S Eliot
Thomas Sopwith
Will Hay

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards. - Neil Kinnock
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On this day:
The Houses of Parliament burn down - 1834, Jane Eyre Published - 1847, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Published - 1950, First Edition of Blue Peter - 1958
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