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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:
Start of the Great Smog - 1952, Opening of UK's 1st Motorway - 1958, The Civil Partnership Act comes into force in Britain - 2005

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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Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right. - W E Gladstone
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On this day:
Start of the Great Smog - 1952, Opening of UK's 1st Motorway - 1958, The Civil Partnership Act comes into force in Britain - 2005
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