History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1959

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1959?

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The UK grants this Mediterranean nation independence.19th February
Winston Churchill holds talks with this Soviet leader on a visit to the USSR.23rd February
This Army organised hiking event is held on Dartmoor for the first time.May
This Christopher Cockerell amphibious vehicle is officially launched.11th June
The city of Norwich is the testing ground for the introuction of this address component.28th July
This bank becomes the first to install a computer.4th August
This department store wins the bidding war for Harrods in a £37 million deal.24th August
This iconic car goes on sale for the first time.26th August
Harold Macmillan makes a joint broadcast from Downing Street with this US president.31st August
300 people are rescued from a fire that breaks out on the pier of this Essex town.7th October
This future Prime Minister is among the new MPs elected, as the Conservatives win a third successive General Election.8th October
The capture of this miltant Kenyan group's leader, Dedan Kimathi, effectively ends the uprising in Kenya.21st October
This jazz club opens in Soho, London.30th October
The first section of the M1 motorway is opened, between Watford and this Warwickshire town.2nd November
This Scottish airport becomes, along with Renfrew Airport, the first with duty-free shops.17th November
Britain becomes a founder member of this organisation for European countries unwilling or unable to join the recently created EEC.20th November
Associated-Rediffusion airs the first episode of this children's TV programme, featuring a small green locomotive who lived in the ''top left hand corner of Wales''.28th December

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