History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1996

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1996?

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Following the privatisation of British Rail, these two companies become the first passenger train operating companies (name either).4th February
An IRA bomb explodes close to this DLR station in London, injuring 40 people and bringing an end to a 17 month ceasefire.9th February
This boyband announces that they to split up.13th February
A gunman kills 16 children, their teacher and himself at a primary school in this Scottish town, the worst killing spree in Britain since the Hungerford massacre in 1987.13th March
Three British soldiers are sentenced to life imprisonment in this European country for the abduction, attempted rape and manslaughter of Danish woman Louise Jensen.29th March
These royal figures are divorced after 10 years of marriage and 4 years of separation.17th April
The FA announces that this man, currently manager of Chelsea, is to take over as the England national team manager after Terry Venables' departure following Euro '96.2nd May
The parliament of this Channel Island votes to legalize abortion, 86 years after it was made illegal.13th June
An IRA bomb explodes in the retail centre of this city; the largest detonation in England since WWII, it causes over £700 million worth of damage.15th June
The government selects the Greenwich Peninsula, on the banks of the River Thames in East London as the site for this exhibition centre, due to open in 2000.19th June
This defender misses the crucial penalty as England go out in the semi-finals of Euro '96 to Germany, who will go on to win the tournament.26th June
This mammal becomes the first to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell (name and breed please!).5th July
This girl group release their first single Wannabe.8th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this North American city, winning 15 medals, 1 gold.19th July-9th August
This English striker becomes the most expensive footballer in the world in a £15 million move from Blackburn Rovers to Newcastle United.30th July
Ford launches this compact city car, making use of a shortened Fiesta chassis.September
This home improvement show, presented by Carol Smilie, first airs on BBC2.4th September
This man, vice-chairman of Chelsea Football Club, makes a £1 million donation to the Labour Party, the largest donation made to the party by any individual.5th September
This racing driver wins the Japanese Grand Prix and thus clinches his first and only Drivers' Championship.13th October
This Scottish coronation artefact is restored to Edinburgh Castle 700 years after it was removed from Scotland by King Edward I.30th November

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