History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1906

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1906?

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Henry Campbell-Bannerman leads this party to victory in the general election.8th February
This London Underground line is opened, with current termini at Elephant & Castle in the south and Harrow & Wealdstone in the north.10th March
England play South Africa for the first time in this sport.22nd March
This politican, who was leader of the Labour Party (and Opposition) from 1955 to his death in 1963, and is responsible for introducing prescription charges, is born.9th April
This bridge over the Thames, that shares its name with a car manufacturer, is opened.26th May
The Royal Navy battleship HMS Montagu runs aground on this island in the Bristol Channel, becoming a loss.30th May
Edward VII's daughter Maud is crowned queen consort of this Scandinavian country.22nd June
An earthquake hits this south Wales city, causing considerable damage.27th June
A train derails after passing through this Wiltshire town's station at excessive speed.30th June
This poet and writer, who was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death in 1984, is born.28th August
This temperature is reached in the 1906 heatwave, becoming the hottest September temperature of any day in the UK. (answer to nearest degree Celsius)2nd September
Suffragettes disrupt this parliamentary ceremony.23rd October
This physicist, famous for his discovery of the electron, wins the Nobel Prize for Physics (not for discovering the electron though!)10th December
The Trade Disputes Act legalises this action, commonly associated with striking.13th December
This anti-vivisection statue is erected in Battersea, London, provoking riots and demonstrations.Undated
J. K. Farnell manufacture the first British edition of this cuddly toy.Undated
This novel by E. Nesbit, about a family whose father has been wrongly imprisoned, is published in book form for the first time.Undated

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