History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1929

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1929?

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This athlete, famous for running the first sub-4-minute mile, is born.23rd March
Imperial Airways begin operating the first commercial flights between London and this Pakistani city.30th March
Britain's first municipal airport, Chat Moss, opens in this city.22nd April
This actress ans fashion icon, regarded as one of the greatest of all time, with roles in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday, is born.4th May
This man founds a new Labour government after the General Election returns a hung parliament, and the Tories concede power rather than risk a fragile majority with the Liberals.8th June
This director's film Blackmail, the first British sound film, is shown for the first time in London.17th June
C. P. Scott retires after 57 and a half years as editor of this national newspaper; he is replaced by his son Ted.1st July
A firefighting demonstration goes catastrophically wrong in this North Kent town, killing 15.11th July
This man, infamous for his role in the Great Train Robbery, and subsequent escape from prison, is born.8th August
This financial index crashes as top British investor Clarence Hatry and many of his associates are jailed for fraud and forgery.20th September
This comedian and actor, known for roles in Porridge and Open All Hours, and for a double act with a similarly named comedian, is born.25th September
This American financial disaster signals the start of the Great Depression across the western industrialised world.28th October
This international youth organisation dedicated to educating youths about horses and riding is founded.1st November
69 children die attempting to escape smoke at the Glen Cinema in this Scottish town.31st December
The first store of this supermarket chain opens in Edgware, Middlesex.Undated
This animal, a large herbivorous semiaquatic rodent, native to S. America and deemed a pest due to its destructive feeding and burrowing, is introduced to E. Anglia for its fur.Undated

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