History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1932

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1932?

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Inmates at this Devon prison mutiny.24th January
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics at this North American location, but win no medals.4th-15th February
This actress, regarded as one of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, noted for roles in Cleopatra and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and for her 8 marriages, is born.27th February
To protest against lack of free public access to open country, ramblers engage in wilful trespass at Kinder Scout in this English natural area.13th April
The Elisabeth Scott-designed New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens in this English town, the country's first important work designed by a female architect. 23rd April
This actor, who has played Ken Barlow in Coronation Street since the first episode (and holds the world record as longest living serving TV actor in a continuous role), is born.25th April
Protestors and police clash in this London park during a May Day protest against the Japanese attitude towards China.1st May
James Chadwick discovers this atomic particle.10th May
Hedley Verity, playing for this county, sets a new first-class record by taking all ten wickets for just 10 runs against Nottinghamshire.12th July
King George V opens this central London bridge, replacing the old bridge.19th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this North American city, winning 16 medals, 4 gold.30th July-14th August
Forrest ____ produces the first of this chocolate bar in his Slough factory.1st August
This organisation produces its first experimental television broadcast.22nd August
This church, the fourth largest Christian denomination in the UK, is formed from the merger of several smaller churches.20th September
This man founds the British Union of Fascists.October
The Times newspaper first appears set in this font.3rd October
This Welsh snooker player, who dominated the sport in the 1970s, winning 6 World Championships, and was given the nickname ''Dracula'', is born.8th October
This Middle Eastern country is granted independence in exchange for a restrictive long-term military alliance.13th October
These retail vouchers (perhaps redeemable in Waterstone's today?) first go on sale.14th November
This actress and singer, well known for hits such as Downtown and My Love, whose popularity during the 60s led her to be dubbed the First Lady of the British Invasion, is born.15th November
The opening match of the 1932-33 Ashes begins; the series is infamous for England utilising this controversial bowling method.2nd December
The Norman Pett comic strip Jane debuts in this national newspaper.5th December
King George V delivers the first of these yuletide broadcasts.25th December
This novelist's work Brave New World is published.Undated

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