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Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...
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1819
6.20.1819
The U.S. vessel ''SS Savannah'' arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
1837
7.4.1837
Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
1840
7.4.1840
The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS ''Britannia'' departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end.
1842
3.2.1842
The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver.
1885
1.24.1885
Edge Hill College opens in Liverpool
1993
11.24.1993
In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.