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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1885 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:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1885

Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0
Britains 1st Electric Tram starts
Gordon Killed at Khartoum

Famous Britons born in 1885
Andrew Young
D H Lawrence
Florence Marian McNeill
Frank Kingdon-Ward
Frederick Handley Page
James Maxton
John Littlewood
Malcolm Campbell
Sir Henry Tizard
Susan Isaacs
Will Fyffe
William Lorimer

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In English villages you turn over a stone and never know what might creep out - Agatha Christie
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On this day:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979
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