History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1923

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1923?

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Virtually all British railway companies are merged into four larger companies in this process.1st January
This archaeologist unseals the burial tomb of Tutankhamun.18th January
This astronomer and broadcaster, famous for presenting The Sky at Night from its inception in 1957 until his death in 2012, is born.4th March
This chemist and physicist, best known for the invention of the vacuum flask, dies.27th March
This future king marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in Westminster Abbey.26th April
This stadium hosts its first FA Cup final, won by Bolton Wanderers 2-0 against West Ham United.28th April
This writer, actor and director, who collaborated on The Goon Show scripts, and starred with Hattie Jacques in several popular BBC comedy series, is born.4th May
This man becomes Prime Minister, following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law due to ill health.23rd May
The Matrimonial Causes Act establishes equal rights for men and women in this legal process.18th July
The Liquor Act criminalises the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone under this age.31st July
This football stadium, one of the largest in Britain and home to Manchester City, opens.25th August
This actor and director, who won the Oscar for Best Director for Gandhi, and as an actor is known for roles in Jurassic Park and Brighton Rock, is born.29th August
This comedian and entertainer, known for presenting The Generation Game, and for his high camp and English music hall humour, is born.31st August
This TV and radio programmes listings magazine begins circulation.28th September
This future Prime Minister is elected as a Conservative MP for Warwick and Leamington at the age of 26.6th December
John James Richard MacLeod wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Frederick Banting for the discovery of this hormone, produced in the pancreas. 10th December
The BBC broadcasts the chimes of this bell for the first time.31st December
John Moores forms this pools and retail company in Liverpool.Undated

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