History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1922

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1922?

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This year begins with the British Empire at its largest extent, covering this fraction of the world.January
The Transport and General Workers' Union is formed by the merger of 14 smaller unions, with this man as its first secretary.1st January
This ship, Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, is permanently dry docked at Portsmouth.12th January
This James Joyce novel, chronicling the life of Leopold Bloom in Dublin on a ordinary day, is first published.2nd February
This north African country is granted nominal independence from the UK as the UK ends its protectorate over the country.28th February
This footballer, who spent his entire career at his local club Preston North End, and was nicknamed 'The Preston Plumber' in reference to his second job, is born.5th April
Huddersfield Town beat Preston North End 1-0 at this London stadium, in the last FA Cup final to be held before it moves to Wembley.29th April
This actor and singer, famous for roles such as Count Dracula, Saruman and Count Dooku, is born.27th May
This building is opened in London as the new headquarters of the London County Council.17th July
This actress, best known for her role as Mrs. Slocombe in Are You Being Served?, as well as other roles in The Liver Birds and Coronation Street, is born.21st July
This inventor of the telephone dies.2nd August
This airline entrepreneur, best known for founding an eponymous airline (which later went bankrupt), and for setting the trend on the 'no-frills' airline model, is born.6th August
This royal figure becomes the first Royal to make a public broadcast, when he speaks on radio station 2LO.7th October
The first of these social protests, to highlight rising unemployment meaning many families couldn't afford to put food on the table, sets off from Glasgow.17th October
This company is formed by British and American electrical companies, mostly to ensure there would be radio broadcasts for their radio-buying customers to listen to!18th October
Archaeologist Leonard Woolley begins excavations at this ancient Sumerian city.2nd November
Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to this Egyptian pharaoh's tomb, in the Valley of the Kings.4th November
This food product, a common accompaniment to a ploughman's lunch, or with cheese in a sandwich, is first produced in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.Undated

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