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== Historic Timeline<br>  ==
 
== Historic Timeline<br>  ==
  
*'''1600s''' - London limits expand beyond the Walls
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*'''1500s''' - Expansion of overseas trade
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*'''1600s''' - London limits expand beyond the Walls  
 
*'''1666''' - Great Fire of London<br>  
 
*'''1666''' - Great Fire of London<br>  
*'''1700s''' - London's role at centre of British Empire begins
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*'''1700s''' - London's role at centre of British Empire begins  
*'''1750''' - Westminster Bridge opened
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*'''1750''' - Westminster Bridge opened  
 
*'''1831''' - Became world's largest city<br>  
 
*'''1831''' - Became world's largest city<br>  
 
*'''1836''' - First London railroad constructed  
 
*'''1836''' - First London railroad constructed  
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*'''1930s''' - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived  
 
*'''1930s''' - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived  
 
*'''1950s''' - Large numbers of Commonwealth immigrants began to arrive  
 
*'''1950s''' - Large numbers of Commonwealth immigrants began to arrive  
*'''1965''' - County of London abolished
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*'''1965''' - County of London abolished  
 
*'''1965''' - Greater London established; added 32 additional boroughs
 
*'''1965''' - Greater London established; added 32 additional boroughs
  

Revision as of 04:51, 13 January 2012

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Historic Timeline

  • 1500s - Expansion of overseas trade
  • 1600s - London limits expand beyond the Walls
  • 1666 - Great Fire of London
  • 1700s - London's role at centre of British Empire begins
  • 1750 - Westminster Bridge opened
  • 1831 - Became world's largest city
  • 1836 - First London railroad constructed
  • 1863 - London Underground subway system began
  • 1888 - County of London established
  • 1900 - County of London divided into 28 boroughs
  • 1925 - Lost status as world's largest city
  • 1930s - Large numbers of Jewish immigrants arrived
  • 1950s - Large numbers of Commonwealth immigrants began to arrive
  • 1965 - County of London abolished
  • 1965 - Greater London established; added 32 additional boroughs

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