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Boer War Timeline
1875 - Boers give away independence when they run out of money.
1876 - Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India.
1880 - 1881 First Boer War
1881 - Gladstone agrees to Boer independence.
Flogging abolished in wartime.
1886 - Gold discovered in the Transvaal.
Liberal party spilt and Unionists leave.
1890's - Transvaal produces 27% of the worlds gold.
1895 - Chamberlain becomes Conservative.
December - Jameson Raid.
1896 - First issue of Daily Mail published.
1898- Royal Army Medical Corps created.
1899 - British Army start to wear Khaki.
October -Transvaal declares war on Britain
December - Black week. British defeated three times.
December - Irish Nationalists rejoice at British failures.
1899 - 1900 Support thought to be strongest for war.
1900- Khaki Election takes place. Conservatives win.
January - Emily Hobhouse in Bloemfontein.
January 26th - Spion Kop defeat.
February 15th - Kimberly relieved.
February 27th - General Cronje surrenders.
February 28th - Ladysmith relieved.
March - Bloemfontein captured.
March - 35000 Boers in 27 camps.
April - Lloyd George holds unsuccessful meeting in Bangor.
May - Mafeking falls relieved.
May 11th - Johannesburg falls.
August - December - Fawcett Commission in South Africa.
September - 110000 Boers in 34 Camps.
1902 - Lord Elgin's Royal Commission.
May 31st - Treaty of Vereeniging signed.
1903 - March - Committee of Imperial Defence announced.
1904 - Esher report makes army reorganisation recommendations.
1904 -1905 Old army drill books replaced.
1905 - Liberals win general election.
1906 - Trade Disputes Act.
Workmen's compensation act.
Merchant shipping act.
1907 - Education Act passed.
Medical inspections start in schools.
1908 - Children's act.
Coal mines act.
Lloyd George becomes Chancellor of the exchequer.
1909 - Child allowances brought in.
Labour exchanges set up.
Trade Boards act.
January 6th - First pension payments made.
1910 - TA numbers 276,618.
1911 - National Insurance Act passed.