History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1910

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1910?

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This man, who, contrary to popular misconception, did not invent the flushing toilet (but did develop important related inventions, such as the ballcock), dies.27th January
This stadium, at the time the largest in England and home to Manchester United, is opened.19th February
The 6 towns of The Potteries in North Staffordshire are amalgated, creating this county borough, the first such merger in the history of English local government.31st March
This Scottish football club win (to date) their only Scottish Cup, beating Clyde 2-1 in a second replay of the final.20th April
This monarch succeeds to the British throne upon the death of his father, Edward VII.6th May
Charles Rolls becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of this body of water by plane.2nd June
This explorer sets sail on the Terra Nova Expedition, with the purpose of research and exploration along the coast and interior of Antarctica.15th June
This central London Roman Catholic cathedral is consecrated.28th June
This ''Lady With the Lamp'' dies.13th August
Ninian Park stadium opens to serve this Welsh football club.1st September
King Manuel II flees to England as this Western European country becomes a republic.5th October
Conflict between striking miners and police forces in the Rhondda, South Wales, leads to these riots, named after a town in the Rhondda Valley.7th-8th November
The second general election of 1910 is held, notable for being the last in which this group of people cannot vote.3rd-19th December
4 anarchists from this modern-day Baltic country shoot three policemen in a botched raid on a jewellers.16th December
The Pretoria Pit Disaster: a huge underground explosion in this northwestern English county kills 344, with just one survivor; it is the single worst mining accident in England.21st December
The cathedral in this Cornwall city is completed.Undated
This female equivalent of Scouting for Boys is founded.Undated

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