History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1948

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1948?

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This train company is formed when the government nationalises the railway industry.1st January
This southeast Asian country gains independence from the UK.4th January
This company opens Britain's first supermarket, in Manor Park, London.12th January
This stadium sees the all time highest attendance for a Football League fixture, as 83,260 watch Manchester United draw with Arsenal.17th January
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics at this European location, winning 2 bronze medals.30th January-8th February
This Dior fashion collection, characterised by a small, nipped-in waist and a full skirt falling below calf length, becomes available in the UK.March
Rowntree's introduce this mint.15th April
This offroad vehicle is unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show.30th April
This director's version of Hamlet, in which he also starred, is released, and will go on to become the first British film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.4th May
At midnight, the British Mandate of Palestine is terminated as this country comes into existence.15th May
This healthcare system comes into function, giving to right to universal healthcare, free at point of use.5th July
The first London chapter of this substance misuse self-help group is formed.15th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 23 medals, 3 gold.29th July-14th August
The government nationalises this energy industry.30th July
These judicial corporal punishments are abolished in the UK (name either).September
This poet, known for works such as The Waste Land and Four Quartets, wins the Nobel Prize in Literature for his ''...outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.''10th December
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh's one-month old son is christened, and given this name.15th December

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