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This monarch is crowned.Queen Elizabeth II
93.8%
This sea experiences a severe storm surge, causing widespread flooding and loss of life across the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium.North Sea
85.8%
James Watson and Francis Crick announce that they have discovered the structure of this molecule.DNA
85.4%
On the same day, The Times exclusively carries James Morris' scoop of the conquest of this mountain by a British Expedition on 29th May.Mount Everest
85%
This Yugoslav leader becomes the first Communist leader to visit the UK.Josep Tito
76.5%
Ian Fleming publishes this novel, the first to feature James Bond.Casino Royale
73.8%
This largely telephone based charity, aiming to provide support to people undergoing emotional stress or at risk of suicide, is started by the Rev. Chad Varah in London.Samaritans
66.2%
This royal, consort to the late George V, dies in her sleep at Marborough House.Queen Mary
62.3%
This BBC current affairs series begins broadcasting; it continues to air to this day.Panorama
58.1%
In the first FA Cup final to be televised, this Lancashire club wins their first major trophy after coming back from 3-1 down to win 4-3, with Stanley Matthews instrumental.Blackpool
57.7%
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The Government sends troops to this South American colony, blaming communists for causing unrest.British Guiana
56.2%
Post-War rationing of this basic foodstuff ends.Sugar
54.6%
The England national football team suffer a 6-3 defeat to this European nation at Wembley, ending a 90-year unbeaten home run against non-British sides.Hungary
53.1%
These fossilised remains, thought to be a hitherto unknown form of early human, are exposed as a hoax.Piltdown Man
45.4%
The first roll-on|roll-off ferry crossing of the English Channel takes place, from Dover to this French town.Boulogne
31.5%
A strain of this disease, affecting rabbits, arrives in the UK for the first time after being illegally introduced on an estate in West Sussex.Myxomatosis
31.5%
This man is executed at Wandsworth Prison for his part in the murder of PC Sidney Miles.Derek Bentley
25.4%
Eskdalemuir, a small village in the south of Scotland, sets a new record for the highest rainfall in a 30 minute period, with this amount of rain falling (answer in mm, ± 3).80 mm
20%
This car ferry, sailing from Stranraer, Scotland, to Larne, Northern Ireland, sinks in the Irish Sea, killing 133 people, including the Deputy PM of Northern Ireland.MV Princess Victoria
6.5%
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