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The 100th Boat Race is won by this university.Oxford
This J.R.R. Tolkien novel is published.The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
A British Medical Committee report suggests the existence of a link between smoking and this disease.Lung cancer
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
Britain agrees to end its military occupation of this Middle Eastern waterway.Suez Canal
This man becomes the first to run a sub-4 minute mile.Roger Bannister
A British Overseas Airways Corporation de Havilland Comet crashes in this European sea following fatigue failure, killing all 35 on board.Mediterranean Sea
This Ethiopian leader visits the UK.Haile Selassie
The first location of this fast food hamburger chain opens in Coventry.Wimpy
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Britain witnesses the first of these astral events since 1927.Eclipse
This Midlands club wins their first ever First Division title.Wolverhampton Wanderers
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
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
A BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser crashes on landing at this Scottish airport in poor visibility.Prestwick Airport
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
This organisation, responsible for overseeing the UK's nuclear progamme, is formed.United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
The BBC broadcasts the first episode of this programme, generally considered the first soap opera broadcast on TV in the UK.The Grove Family
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
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