The UK in the 20th Century: 1914

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1914?

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Suffragette Mary Richardson damages the Velásquez work Rokeby Venus with this kitchen item.10th March
The cover price of this national newspaper is halved to one penny.15th March
Katherine Routledge and her husband arrive at this Chilean-administrated Polynesian island to make the first true study of it.29th March
This actor, known for roles as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (winning the Oscar for Best Actor) and as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, is born.2nd April
This playwright's work Pygmalion is performed for the first time, at His Majesty's Theatre in London.11th April
The House of Commons passes this bill, granting Ireland the right to self-government.25th May
An International Exhibition opens at the ''White City'', Ashton Gate in this Westcountry city.29th June
The United Kingdom declares war on the German Empire after the Germans invade this neighbouring country.4th August
This explorer's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition sets sail on the Endurance from Plymouth in an attempt to cross Antarctica.8th August
This soldier, a reconnaissance cyclist, becomes the first British soldier killed on the Western Front.21st August
Edward Thomas is reputed to have fired the British Army's first shot of the war; the first British shot fired in anger in combat on the mainland since this battle 99 years earlier.22nd August
This battle occurs, the first naval battle of WWI, in which British cruisers under Admiral Beatty sunk 3 German cruisers.28th August
The magazine London Opinion first carries the iconic portrait of Lord Kitchener, with this famous recruiting slogan.5th September
Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first executed for this act during the War.8th September
This Welsh poet, famous for works such as 'Do not go gentle into that good night' and 'And death shall have no dominion', is born.27th October
Britain annexes this Mediterranean nation, and declares war on the Ottoman Empire.5th November
HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy first craft of this type, is commissioned.9th December
Several games of this sport are played between opposing forces on Christmas Day in an unofficial Christmas truce.25th December
This breed of cow begins official importation, which is influential in establishing them as an eminent long-living dairy breed in Britain.Undated

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