History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1970

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1970?

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This bank begins trading following the merger of National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank.1st January
A plane of this model lands at Heathrow, the first jumbo jet to land in Britain.22nd January
This band releases their self-titled debut album, credited as the first major album in the heavy metal genre.13th February
The importation of pets was banned after an outbreak of this disease in Newmarket, Suffolk.6th March
This footballer, who scored for England in the 1966 World Cup final, becomes Britain's first £200,000 footballer in his transfer from West Ham United to Tottenham Hotspur.17th March
Nearly £370,000 of compensation is paid to victims of this drug, sold to help alleviate morning sickness.23rd March
David Webb scores the winning goal for this London football club in the replay of the FA Cup final against Leeds United, described as one of the dirtiest matches ever played.29th April
This Pacific island nation gains independence from the UK.4th June
This actor is made a life peer in the Queen's Birthday Honours, becoming the first actor to be made a lord.13th June
British Leyland launch this car, marketed as a luxurious 4 wheel drive model.17th June
This man leads the Conservatives to victory in the General Election, ousting Labour's Harold Wilson.19th June
The Royal Navy distributes the last issue of this drink, traditionally a mixture of beer, citrus juice and rum.31st July
This centre-left political party is established in Northern Ireland.21st August
This American guitarist is found dead in a hotel in London from a suspected drug-induced heart attack.18th September
This festival is held for the first time.19th September
This company discovers a large oil field in the North Sea.19th October
This controversial feature first appears in The Sun newspaper.17th November
This denomination of note ceases to be legal tender.20th November
This band splits after 10 years.31st December
This horse, ridden by Lester Piggott, becomes the first for 35 years to win the English Triple Crown (and remains the only horse to do so since World War II).Undated

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