History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1952

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1952?

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Winston Churchill arrives in the US for an official visit and talks with this US president.5th January
An aircraft belonging to this Irish airline company crashes in Snowdonia, killing 20 passengers and all 3 crew.10th January
This Harry Corbett glove puppet bear first appears on BBC television.16th January
This monarch dies at Sandringham House aged 56, from lung cancer.6th February
The now Queen Elizabeth II returns from this African country upon the death of her father.7th February
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics in this European city, winning 1 gold medal.14th February-25th February
This southern university is chartered, and subseequently becomes the first post-war university established.29th April
The De Havilland Comet becomes the world's first jet airliner, with a maiden flight from London to this South African city.2nd May
George Robledo, a striker from this South American country, becomes the first foreigner to score in an FA Cup final as Newcastle retain the trophy with a 1-0 win over Arsenal.3rd May
This animal is introduced to the Cairngorms of Scotland.June
A charge of this amount is introduced for prescription drugs dispensed under the NHS.1st June
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 11 medals, 1 gold.19th July-3rd August
This man is appointed as the first professional captain of the England cricket team for 65 years.19th July
31 people are killed when a plane breaks up over the crowd at this Hampshire airshow.6th September
The United Kingdom detonates its first atomic bomb in this Operation, named after a weather phenomenon.3rd October
The rationing of this drink ends after 13 years.5th October
This music magazine publishes the very first UK Singles Chart.14th November
This Agatha Christie play begins its run at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London. It is still running to this day, and indeed has the longest initial run of any play in history.25th November
London is blanketed with this pollution event, causing transport chaos and (alledgedly) 4000 deaths.4th-9th December
The children's TV show, featuring two anthropomorphic garden items, has its flub-a-dubbing début.12th December

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