History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1919

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1919?

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This luxury car manufacturer is incorporated in England.18th January
This war is started when two Royal Irish Constabularies are shot dead in County Tipperary, after Sinn Féin form a breakaway Irish parliament and declare an independent Ireland.21st January
This footballer and manager, who in total spent nearly 50 years with Liverpool and is one of only two managers to have won the European Cup 3 times, is born.23rd January
This man, leader of Sinn Féin, escapes along with two other prisoners from Lincoln Prison, in a break personally arranged by Michael Collins and Harry Boland.3rd February
Princess Patricia of Connaught marries The Hon. Alexander Ramsay in the first royal wedding at this London venue since the 14th century.27th February
Troops of this North American country's Expeditionary Force riot while awaiting repatriation at Kinmel Camp in North Wales; 5 men are killed and 25 convicted of mutiny.4th-5th March
British and Gurkha troops kill 379 Sikhs and injure more than 1200 at Jallianwala Bagh in this Indian city in Punjab Province.13th April
The comic strip Pip, Squeak and Wilfred debuts in this national newspaper.12th May
This astrophysicist provides some of the earliest confirmation to Einstein's general theory of relativity through observations made during a solar eclipse.29th May
This pilot, along with navigator Arthur Whitten Brown, makes the first nonstop transatlantic flight, from St John's, Newfoundland, Canada to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland.14-15th June
This treaty is signed, marking an official end to hostilities between the German Empire and the Allies.28th June
R34 becomes the first vessel of this type to both make a transatlantic crossing, and do it in a westbound direction, from RAF East Fortune, Scotland, to Mineola, New York.2nd-6th July
This actor and entertainer, known for his roles as the Third Doctor, and as the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge, is born.7th July
This Edwyn Luytens designed memorial to the dead of World War I is unveiled in London.18th July
Rioting ex-servicemen burn down the town hall in this Bedfordshire town following riots on Peace Day (ironic, huh?).19th July
This Scottish-American industrialist, who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century, and devoted the later part of his life to philanthropy, dies.11th August
This central Asian country gains independence from the United Kingdom.19th August
This football club is formed in this West Yorkshire city, following the expulsion of the previous club from the Football League for financial irregularities.17th October
This is observed for the first time with two minutes silence at 11:00 AM.11th November
This London Inn of Court admits its first female bar student.30th December
Britain comes off this system of tying monetary value to a precious metal.Undated

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