History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1926

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1926?

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This author and creator of Paddington Bear is born.13th January
John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical version of this appliance in London.16th January
British and Belgian troops leave this German city.31st January
This footballer, who captained Spurs to their 1961 Double success, and was voted their greatest ever player, is born.10th February
This comedic actor, best known for his starring roles in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, is born.22nd February
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in this town is destroyed by fire.6th March
This BBC sports commentator and presenter, who covered 11 Olympic Games and presented A Question of Sport for 18 years, is born.26th April
This broadcaster and naturalist, known for his wide range of natural history programmes, including the nine ''Life'' series, is born.8th May
This comedian, known for his double act with Ernie Wise, is born.14th May
Manchester sees the opening of the first racing track for this animal.24th July
American swimmer Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim this body of water.6th August
This racing event is held for the first time at the Brooklands circuit near Weybridge.7th August
This cricketer, known as ''The Master'' and regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, scores 316 at Lords, the highest individual score at the ground.30th August
This A. A. Milne book is published.October
This actor, known for roles as Rupert Rigsby in Rising Damp, and Reginald Perrin, as well as a distinguished theatre career, is born.21st October
This Irish comedian, known for his work on The Comedians and Tiswas, as well as his catchphrase, ''It's the way I tell 'em!'', is born.6th November

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