History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1924

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1924?

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The Meteorological Office issues the first broadcast of this marine weather report.1st January
This comedian and actor, notable for an eponymous TV show that featured a literal running gag in the closing sequence, which popularised the musical piece ''Yakety Sax'', is born.21st January
This man becomes the first Labour Prime Minister, following Stanley Baldwin's resignation.22nd January
Great Britain and Ireland compete at the first Winter Olympics in this city, winning 4 medals, 1 gold.25th January-4th February
The United Kingdom recognises this Eurasian nation.1st February
Hourly time signals are broadcast from this astronomical institution for the first time.5th February
Great Britain and Ireland compete at the Summer Olympics in this city, winning 34 medals, 9 golds.4th May-27th July
This author, known for The Railway Children, dies.4th May
This comedian and actor, known for his eponymous Half Hour TV show, and for his personal and professional bond with Sid James, is born.12th May
This luxury hotel, famous for its golfing facilities, opens in Scotland.3rd June
This mountaineer, along with teammate Andrew Irvine, is last seen ''going strong for the top'' of Mount Everest by his teammate Noel Odell. They are never seen alive again.8th June
Eric Liddell wins gold and sets a new world record in this athletics event.11th July
This novelist, who notable works include The Secret Agent, dies.3rd August
This controversial document, purportedly a directive from the Communist Intenational to the Communist Party of Great Britain, and named after one of the signatories, is published24th October
This future Prime Minister is voted in as the 30 year old MP for Stockton-on-Tess.29th October
The Sunday Express becomes the first newspaper to publish this puzzle.2nd November
The first of these places where one can bare all for everyone to see(!) is established in Wickford, Essex.Undated
This author's novel A Passage to India is published.Undated

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