History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1928

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1928?

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Frederick Griffith reports the results of Griffith's experiment, indirecty proving the existence of this biological structure.January
This novelist and poet, whose notable works include Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge, dies.11th January
This noted hairdresser, known for his range of geometric yet organically shaped styles, and for setting up a worldwide chain of salons and hair products, is born.17th January
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics in this European town, wining one bronze medal.11-19th February
This linguistic reference work is completed after 70 years.15th February
This motorcycle sport is competitively demonstrated for the first time in the UK with a meet at High Beach in Epping Forest.18th February
This television presenter and entertainer, known for shows such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price Is Right, is born.22nd February
This Mediterranean nation becomes a British dominion.12th March
This steam-hauled express train begins running non-stop over the 393 miles of the East Coast Main Line from London King's Cross to Edinburgh.May
This striker finishes the football season with a record 60 goals for First Division winners Everton.5th May
Passage of the Representation of the People Act lowers the voting age for women from 30 to this age, giving them equal suffrage with men from 2nd July.7th May
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 20 medals, 3 gold.17th May-12th August
This entertainer, known for his ad-lib stand up routine, as well as presenting game shows such as The Golden Shot and Family Fortunes, is born.1st June
This man demonstrates the world's first colour television transmission.3rd July
This footballer, manager and presenter, who made over 250 appearances for Fulham, revolutionised Coventry City and presented over 600 shows of Match of the Day, is born. 22nd July
In Paisley, May Donoghue finds the remains of this mollusc in her ginger beer, leading to the landmark negligence case Donoghue vs. Stevenson.26th August
Alexander Fleming accidentally rediscovers this antibiotic at St Mary's Hospital, London.3rd September
The Dangerous Drugs Act 1925 comes into effect, placing restrictions on the use of this drug.28th September
This bridge opens, connecting Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead.10th October
The Bank of England resumes responsibility for issue of banknotes, issuing, for the first time, notes for this amount. The notes were the first to be in colour and double-sided.22nd November
This Scottish architect, designer and painter, noted for the design of the Glasgow School of Art, and regarded as a pioneer of the Modernist design movement, dies.10th December
This fish and chips fast food restaurant opens its first restaurant in Yorkshire.20th December
This popular baked beans brand is produced in the UK for the first time.Undated
This department store chain opens its first store in Brixton, London.Undated
This D. H. Lawrence novel is first published in Italy; it will not be pubished openly in Britain until 1960.Undated

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