History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1994

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1994?

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British Aerospace sells its 80% in this car manufacturer to BMW, leaving Britain without an independent volume carmaker.31st January
This Conservative politician is found dead in his London flat, the victim of apparent auto-erotic asphyxiation.7th February
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics in this European location, winning 2 bronze medals.12th-27th February
This serial killer is arrested following excavations at his Gloucester house, which reveal a number of human bones.25th February
The IRA launch three successive mortar attacks on this airport.8th,10th,13th March
This rollercoaster, Europe's first inverted rollercoaster, opens at Alton Towers.19th March
This continental link is officially opened.6th May
This Richard Curtis-written film, starring Hugh Grant, is released, and will go on to unexpectedly become the highest grossing British film in cinema history at the time.13th May
The Camelot Group wins the contract to run the UK's first version of this game of chance.25th May
This Wet Wet Wet song, featured in the aforementioned film, begins the first of 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1, the longest spell ever attained by a British act.29th May
An RAF Chinook helicopter, carrying more than 20 leading intelligence experts, crashes on this Scottish mull, killing everyone on board.2nd June
The Queen opens the new headquarters of this security organisation on the River Thames in London.14th July
Following John Smith's sudden death from a heart attack in May, this man is elected Leader of the Labour Party.21st July
This West Yorkshire football team move into their newly constructed Alfred McAlpine Stadium (now known as the John Smith's Stadium).20th August
The Sunday Trading Act 1994 comes into effect, allowing retailers to trade on Sundays, but permitting larger stores to open only for this amount of hours.26th August
This German supermarket chain opens its first stores in Britain.September
The Guardian reports that two Conservative MPs, Neil Hamilton and Tim Smith, took bribes from this businessman to ask questions in the House of Commons.20th October
This Korean carmaker announces it is to start selling cars in Britain from next year.30th October
The first episode of this BBC comedy airs, featuring Dawn French as the newly appointed female vicar of an Oxfordshire village.10th November
The first meeting between the British government and this political party in 70 years takes place.9th December

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