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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1899 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:
James VI of Scotland crowned James I of England. - 1603, Nelson Loses his Arm - 1797, Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine - 1814, 1st Scout Camp - 1907, Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - 1909, First Test Tube Baby Born - 1978

Famous and historic events from 1899

Boer War Begins
Churchill Captured by Boers
Churchill Fails in Oldham By-Election

Famous Britons born in 1899
Alfred Hitchcock
Charles Laughton
Charles Yonge
Cyril Radcliffe
Eric Linklater
H H Price
Harold Abrahams
James Laver
Juda Quastel
Nevil Shute
Noel Coward
Sidney Bernstein
Sir John Barbirolli
Vincent Wigglesworth
William Butlin

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A Picture of Britain
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Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject. - A A Milne
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On this day:
James VI of Scotland crowned James I of England. - 1603, Nelson Loses his Arm - 1797, Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine - 1814, 1st Scout Camp - 1907, Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - 1909, First Test Tube Baby Born - 1978
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