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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1890 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:
Royal Society Founded - 1660, Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP - 1919

Famous and historic events from 1890

1st World Championship Bout by Queensbury Rules
Forth Bridge opens

Famous Britons born in 1890
A P Herbert
Agatha Christie
Arthur Holmes
Harold Jones
Harry Pollitt
Isaac Rosenberg
Ivor Gurney
James Scott Cumberland
Jean Rhys
John Gordon
Lawrence Bragg
Mortimer Wheeler
Richmal Crompton
Sir Eric Rideal
Stan Laurel
Stanley Holloway

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. - W H Auden
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On this day:
Royal Society Founded - 1660, Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP - 1919
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