The UK in the 20th Century: 1901

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1901?

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Six British colonies, including Victoria, federate to form this nation, with Edmund Barton becoming Prime Minister.1st January
This longest serving British monarch dies.22nd January
The Apollo Theatre opens on this London road, considered to be the heart of the West End.21st February
This Scottish city opens its second international exhibition.2nd May
This entertainment venue in North London, host today to darts and snooker tournaments, opens to the public.18th May
This author, known for her (many, many) romantic novels, is born.9th July
This Berkshire town enters the UK Weather Records with the highest 60-minute total rainfall at 92 mm.12th July
Islington, North London sees the opening of this general place of entertainment, the first in Britain.5th August
Engineer Hubert Cecil Booth patents the first electrically powered version of this household cleaning item.30th August
Liverpool sees the first performance of this British composer's piece, ''Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1''.October
This author's novel, Kim, is published.October
Holland 1, the Royal Navy's first vessel of this kind, is launched at Barrow-in-Furness.2nd October
The UK and the US sign the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, allowing the US to build a canal through this Central American country.18th November
Frank Hornby is granted a patent for this metal construction toy.30th November
Marconi recieves the first trans-Atlantic radio signal (the letter S in Morse), sent from this English county to Newfoundland.12th December
The Factory and Workshop Act raises the minimum working age to this age.Undated
W. H. Wills founds this tobacco company, which today owns brands such as Golden Virginia, Drum and Rizla.Undated

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