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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1851 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:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1851

1st Americas Cup
Great Exhibition opens

Famous Britons born in 1851
George Younger
Hardwicke Rawnsley
Henry Jones
Mary Ward
Oliver Lodge
Percy Gilchrist
William Leverhulme

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
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Coast
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No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure. - Thomas Hardy
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On this day:
Deadly Storm Changes UK Coastline - 1287, Glasgow Subway Opens - 1896, Women Can Vote in General Election - 1918, The Clash Release London Calling - 1979
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