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This Rowan Atkinson character makes his debut in a Thames Television special.Mr Bean
98.4%
This man is elected leader of the Conservative Party after the resignation of Margaret Thatcher 5 days earlier, following her failure to win outright a leadership contest.John Major
88.1%
Workers on this continental link from the UK and France meet 40 metres below the seabed of the English Channel, establishing the first land connection for 8,000 years.Channel Tunnel
85.9%
This German supermarket opens its first store in Stechford, Birmingham.Aldi
84.3%
200,000 protestors riot in London against the implementation of this controversial tax, due to be carried out next week.Community Charge
78.9%
The 9-month-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, their second child, is given this name.Eugenie Victoria Helena
69.7%
British agriculture minister John Gummer feeds this item of food to his 5 year old daughter to combat fears of the spread of BSE and its transmission to humans.Hamburger
64.3%
This budget shop chain opens its first premises in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.Poundland
62.7%
This snooker player becomes the youngest ever world champion.Stephen Hendry
61.1%
A riot breaks out at this Manchester prison, and will last until 25th April.Strangeways
60.5%
This ITV children's show, featuring the antics of a pair of ragdolls living on a canal boat, first airs.Rosie and Jim
57.3%
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This Arsenal and England defender is sentenced to 4 months in prison for drink-driving.Tony Adams
55.7%
This political party, beaten by the Monster Raving Loony Party in a by-election 9 days ago, is wound up after 9 years of existence.Social Democratic Party
48.1%
This year's heatwave peaks with a temperature of 37.1 °C recorded in this Gloucestershire town.Cheltenham
34.1%
The Pound Sterling joins this European currency system, aimed at achieving monetary stability in Europe and reducing variability across different currencies.Exchange Rate Mechanism
33.5%
This Act, regarding the illegal disclosure of information or documents related to security or intelligence and the consequences of doing so, comes into force.Official Secrets Act 1989
29.7%
Four men are found guilty of attempting to fix the price of shares in this drinks company.Guinness
27.6%
After nearly 150 years of coalmining, the last coalmine closes in this area of south Wales.Rhondda
25.9%
Girobank Plc is privatised by sale to this building society group.Alliance & Leicester
20.5%
A storm on this day kills 39 people and causes over £3 billion worth of damage.Burns Day
11.9%
An IRA bomb explodes at this tower in London.Stock Exchange Tower
8.6%

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