History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1935

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1935?

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Robert Watson-Watt first demonstrates this object detection system in Daventry.26th February
The speed limit in built-up areas is reduced to this speed (in mph).12th March
This broadcaster, journalist and author, known for his eponymous long-running talk show during the 70s and early 80s, and again in the late 90s to mid 2000s, is born.28th March
This comedian and actor, known for roles in films such as Foul Play, 10 and Arthur, for which he received an Oscar nomination, is born.19th April
King George V celebrates this Jubilee.6th May
This cricketing county gains what will be its last victory for 99 matches in the County Championship, beating Somerset by 48 runs.14th May
Pope Pius XI canonises this man, an advisor to Henry VIII, beheaded due to his refusal to accept Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.19th May
Partly due to German re-armament, the Government announces plans to triple the size of this military arm in the next two years.22nd May
This director's version of The 39 Steps is released in the UK.June
This Conservative takes over as Prime Minister after Ramsay MacDonald's retirement.7th June
Allen Lane founds this publishing company in order to publish the mass market paperbacks in Britain.30th July
The London and North Eastern Railway begins to run the Silver Jubilee train, Britain's first streamliner, between London King's Cross and this northeastern English city.30th September
Steel is first produced from new works at this Northamptonshire town.October
This man succeeds George Lansbury as interim leader of the Labour Party.8th October
This RAF aircraft, renowned for its performance during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories, makes its maiden flight.6th November
James Chadwick recieves the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of this atomic particle.10th December
Samuel Hoare resigns as foreign secretary, and is replaced by this future Prime Minister.18th December
Rowntree's first produce this chocolate bar, initially named Chocolate Crisp.Undated
The Catholic Church sanctifies this monk, often described as Venerable, and The Father of English History.Undated

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