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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:
Stirling Castle Falls to Edward I - 1304, Euston opens as 1st London Station - 1837, FA Cup is formed - 1871, Bothamís Greatest Ashes Day - 1981

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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Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. - A A Milne
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On this day:
Stirling Castle Falls to Edward I - 1304, Euston opens as 1st London Station - 1837, FA Cup is formed - 1871, Bothamís Greatest Ashes Day - 1981
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