History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1930

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1930?

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This newspaper publishes its first crossword.1st February
The UK, USA and Japan sign the London Naval Treaty, limiting shipbuilding and regulating warfare involving these vessels.22nd April
The first section of this electricity transmission network, the Central Scotland Electricity Scheme, is switched on in Edinburgh.30th April
An explosion on the eleventh floor of Bibby's oil cake mill in this northwestern English city leaves five dead and almost one hundred injured.5th May
This woman becomes the first to fly solo from England to Australia.5th-24th May
The Seventh Lambeth Conference of this religious denomination's bishops condones the use of birth control in limited circumstances, a move away from the Christian viewpoint.5th July
This novelist, known for the creation of Sherlock Holmes, dies.7th July
The first of these international sporting events is held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.16th August
This actor, known for portraying James Bond seven times between 1962-1983, as well as roles in films such as Highlander and The Hunt for Red October, is born.25th August
The last permanent inhabitants of this isolated Scottish archipelago are voluntarily evacuated from the islands.29th August
This playwright's comedy, Private Lives, has its first performance at the Phoenix Theatre in London.24th September
Agatha Christie's The Murder at the Vicarage, the first novel to feature this detective character, is published.October
This businessman, current president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Association, is born.28th October
The First Round Table Conference takes place on the future status of this Asian nation.12th November
This novelist, associated with the New Wave of sci-fi in his early career, with noted works such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, is born.15th November
Cecil George Paine, a pathologist at the Sheffield Royal Infirmary, achieves the first recorded cure (an eye infection) using this antibiotic.25th November
This Arthur Ransome novel, about the adventures of two families of children who meet while in the Lake District, is published.1st December
This comedian, known for his long association with a similarly named comedian, as well as roles in The Frost Report and Sorry!, is born.4th December

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