History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1925

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QUIZ: Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1925?

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This politician, who famously successfully campaigned to renounce his peerage, and served as Postmaster General (1964-1970), overseeing the opening of the PO Tower, is born.3rd April
This Mediterranean nation becomes a Crown Colony.May
The last communication from this explorer, who was on an expedition to find the Lost City of Z, is recieved before he disappears.29th May
Red Friday: The Government announces it will grant a subsidy to this industry for nine months to maintain wage levels, whilst an inquiry is conducted into the industry's problems.31st July
This Welsh political party is established.5th August
This footballer, who played for Bolton Wanderers for his entire career from 1946 to 1960, and was capped 33 times for England, scoring 30 goals, is born.27th August
This actor, comedian and singer, who performed in The Goon Show, and became well known for his portrayal of Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films, is born.8th September
This man successfully transmits the first television pictures with a greyscale image.2nd October
This politician, who became the first female Prime Minister, is born.13th October
This actress, best known for her role as Jessica Fletcher in the TV series Murder, She Wrote, is born.16th October
This BBC sports commentator, notable for his coverage of boxing, and for presenting programmes such as Sportsnight (1975-1985) and Grandstand, is born.17th October
This director first (silent) film, The Pleasure Garden, is completed.3rd November
This actor, well known for his Shakespearian roles (including a memorable performance of Hamlet), as well as his turbulent relationship with Elizabeth Taylor, is born.10th November
This actress, known for her long television partnership with Terry Scott, and roles in Absolutely Fabulous and several Carry On films, is born.11th November
This comedian, known for his work with Eric Morecambe, is born.27th November
Construction of this tunnel beneath the River Mersey begins.16th December
This Luton based carmaker is purchased by General Motors for $2.5 million.Undated

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