History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1936

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1936?

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This author, whose notable works include The Jungle Book and Kim, dies.18th January
This king succeeds the throne upon the death of his father George V.20th January
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Winter Olympics at this European location, winning 3 medals, 1 gold.6th February-16th February
Amy Johnson officially opens the first of these holiday camps in Skegness, Lincolnshire.11th April
This actor, known for Oscar-nominated roles in Murder on the Orient Express, The Dresser and Erin Brockovich, is born.'9th May
This man wins his third consecutive Wimbledon title, the last British player to do so until 2013.3rd July
The General Post Office introduces this telephone based time service.24th July
A new swimming pool is opened in this Lancashire town, claimed to be the largest open-air example in Europe.27th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 14 medals, 4 gold.1st August-16th August
Britain signs a treaty with this African country, recognising it as a sovereign state.26th August
This inventor and businessman, a visionary in toy development and responsible for the invention of Meccano and an eponymous model railway company, dies.21st September
These Buckinghamshire film studios, known as the home of the James Bond film series, are officially opened.30th September
207 miners march from this (historically) Durham town to London, protesting unemployment and poverty.5th October-31st October
This organisation launches the world's forst regular television service.2nd November
This southeast London exhibition venue is destroyed in a fire.30th November
Alfred Blunt, bishop of this Yorkshire city, makes a speech that inadvertently leads to the abdication crisis becoming public in the British media.1st December
The King officially abdicates, in order to marry this woman.11th December
Following the King's resignation, this man becomes King.11th December
The K6 version of this distinctively coloured public telecommunications service is introduced by the GPO, the first to be extensively installed outside of London.Undated

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