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The 100th Boat Race is won by this university.Oxford
91.8%
This J.R.R. Tolkien novel is published.The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
89.8%
A British Medical Committee report suggests the existence of a link between smoking and this disease.Lung cancer
86.5%
This William Golding novel, about a group of boys stuck on an unhabited island who try and govern themselves, with disastrous results, is published.Lord of the Flies
84.5%
Britain agrees to end its military occupation of this Middle Eastern waterway.Suez Canal
82.9%
This man becomes the first to run a sub-4 minute mile.Roger Bannister
80.8%
A British Overseas Airways Corporation de Havilland Comet crashes in this European sea following fatigue failure, killing all 35 on board.Mediterranean Sea
69%
This Ethiopian leader visits the UK.Haile Selassie
65.3%
The first location of this fast food hamburger chain opens in Coventry.Wimpy
62.9%
Clue Answer % Correct
Britain witnesses the first of these astral events since 1927.Eclipse
59.2%
This Midlands club wins their first ever First Division title.Wolverhampton Wanderers
53.1%
This radio (and later television) comedy series, starring the eponymous comedian playing an exaggerated and much poorer version of himself living in East Cheam, first airs.Hancock's Half Hour
42%
A message from this pope is the first broadcast on the new Eurovision Network, founded by the UK and several other Western European countries.Pope Pius XII
39.2%
A BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser crashes on landing at this Scottish airport in poor visibility.Prestwick Airport
33.1%
This northern Scottish island, known for its bird observatory and a traditional style of knitting, is acquired by the National Trust for Scotland.Fair Isle
28.6%
This organisation, responsible for overseeing the UK's nuclear progamme, is formed.United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
14.3%
The BBC broadcasts the first episode of this programme, generally considered the first soap opera broadcast on TV in the UK.The Grove Family
7.3%
This BBC television series, the first British police procedural, based on the real-life memoirs of a Scotland Yard detective and starring Bruce Seton, is first broadcast.Fabian of the Yard
4.5%
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