History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1969

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1969?

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This popular bouncy toy is introduced to Britain.January
This man purchases the newspaper The News of the World.2nd January
Maurice Gibb, of the Bee Gees, marries this young pop star.18th February
This DIY chain opens its first premises in Southampton.March
The maiden flight of this airliner takes place.2nd March
These gangsters are sentenced to life imprisonment after both being found guilty of separate murders.5th March
This London Underground line is opened by the Queen.7th March
Troops land on this Caribbean island to restore order following a rebellion against association with the newly independent country of Saint Kitts & Nevis.19th March
This Yorkshire transmitting station's mast collapses under weight of ice.19th March
This aircraft,notable for its vertical take off and landing capabilities, enters service with the RAF.1st April
The Representation of the People Act lowers the voting age from 21 to this age.17th April
This Yorkshire football club wins their first First Division title.28th April
This rock band release the concept album ''Tommy''.23rd May
This golfer wins his first major, the Open Championship.12th July
BBC2 carries the first of this annual snooker tournament, which helped popularise the sport in Britain.23rd July
Rioting breaks out in Derry, Northern Ireland in this battle, the first major confrontation of The Troubles.12th August
The Beatles release this album, which will turn out to be their final one recorded together.26th September
The National Trust acquires this island, located in the Bristol Channel.28th September
This comedy sketch show first airs on the BBC.5th October
This stop-motion animated children's TV series, featuring a family of mouse-like creatures who live on and inside a small moon-like planet, first airs.16th November
This actor becomes the second to portray James Bond in the 6th film ''On Her Majesty's Secret Service''.18th December

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