History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1931

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1931?

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This comedian and writer, known for his deadpan style and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife, and for presenting Blankety Blank between 1984-1990, is born.2nd February
This politician, a former Labour and Coservative MP, splits to form the New Party, which a year later subsumes itself into the British Union of Fascists.1st March
This set of rules and guidelines for road users in the UK is issued for the first time.14th April
This musician, known as The King of Skiffle, and regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 50s and 60s, with songs including ''My Old Man's a Dustman'', is born.29th April
This now internationally renowned dance company d├ębuts in London.5th May
This Bedfordshire zoo opens.23rd May
The Report of the Committee on Finance and Industry is published, largely written by this noted economist.June
An earthquake at this North Sea location is felt across Britain.7th June
This Prime Minister's Labour government resigns and is replaced by a National Government of people drawn from all parties, as suggested by George V.24th August
John Thomson, goalkeeper for this Scottish club, dies in hospital after suffering a fractured skull during a match.5th September
This man represents the Indian National Congress at the Second Round Table Conference to resolve the future of India.7th September
Britain permanently abandons this financial system, which ties monetary value to a precious metal.20th September
This espionage novelist, who worked for both MI5 & MI6, and authored works including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is born.19th October
This year's General Election is the last held on this day of the week; all subsequent elections will be held on Thursdays.27th October
Sir Edward Elgar opens these famous recording studios in St John's Wood, London.12th November
This statute, named after a central London borough, establishes a status of legislative equality between the United Kingdom's self-governing dominions.11th December

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