History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1957

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1957?

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Following the resignation of Anthony Eden due to ill-health, this man succeeds him as Prime Minister.10th January
This dance company is granted a Royal Charter.16th January
The City Council of this eastern English city becomes the first British local authority to install a computer.February
This western African country gains independence from the UK.6th March
Panorama broadcasts a hoax report showing this food being harvested from trees in Switzerland, believed to be the first April Fool's Day joke on television.1st April
This southeast Asian country gains independence from the UK.11th April
This Patrick Moore-presented astronomy show first broadcasts.24th April
Britain tests its first incarnation of this weapon at Malden Island in the Pacific.15th May
The first Premium Bond winners are selected by this computer.1st June
The Prime Minister makes an optimistic speech declaring that ''most of our people have ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.''20th July
The Tryweryn Bill, permitting this city to build a reservoir which will drown the village of Capel Celyn, becomes law, despite 31 of the 32 Welsh MPs voting against it.31st July
This cartoon character first appears in northern editions of the Daily Mirror.5th August
This David Lean Oscar-winning film, starring William Holden and Alec Guinness in World War II Burma, is released.2nd October
The graphite core of this nuclear reactor catches fire, releasing substantial amounts of radioactive material into the surrounding area.10th October
This Cheshire observatory becomes operational.11th October
This yuletide broadcast is televised for the first time.25th December
A case of this disease, which affects cloven-hoofed animals, is found at an abattoir in Liverpool.28th December

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