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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.21
90%
Alexander Fleming accidentally rediscovers this antibiotic at St Mary's Hospital, London.Penicillin
90%
This Mediterranean nation becomes a British dominion.Malta
85.3%
This novelist and poet, whose notable works include Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge, dies.Thomas Hardy
83.7%
This popular baked beans brand is produced in the UK for the first time.Heinz
79.7%
Frederick Griffith reports the results of Griffith's experiment, indirecty proving the existence of this biological structure.DNA
73.7%
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.Vidal Sassoon
70.9%
This D. H. Lawrence novel is first published in Italy; it will not be pubished openly in Britain until 1960.Lady Chatterley's Lover
66.5%
This television presenter and entertainer, known for shows such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price Is Right, is born.Bruce Forsyth
65.7%
In Paisley, May Donoghue finds the remains of this mollusc in her ginger beer, leading to the landmark negligence case Donoghue vs. Stevenson.Snail
58.6%
This linguistic reference work is completed after 70 years.Oxford English Dictionary
57.4%
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.Flying Scotsman
55.8%
This man demonstrates the world's first colour television transmission.John Logie Baird
54.6%
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Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 20 medals, 3 gold.Amsterdam
54.2%
The Dangerous Drugs Act 1925 comes into effect, placing restrictions on the use of this drug.Cannabis
48.6%
This bridge opens, connecting Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead.Tyne Bridge
48.2%
This fish and chips fast food restaurant opens its first restaurant in Yorkshire.Harry Ramsden's
47%
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.Bob Monkhouse
45%
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. Jimmy Hill
35.9%
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.Charles Rennie Mackintosh
35.5%
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics in this European town, wining one bronze medal.St Moritz
31.1%
This striker finishes the football season with a record 60 goals for First Division winners Everton.Dixie Dean
27.9%
This motorcycle sport is competitively demonstrated for the first time in the UK with a meet at High Beach in Epping Forest.Speedway
27.5%
This department store chain opens its first store in Brixton, London.British Home Stores
27.1%
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.10 shillings
21.9%

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