History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1998

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1998?

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Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics at this Asian location, winning 1 bronze medal.7th-22nd February
BMW acquires this luxury carmaker.31st March
These two historic counties are re-established, 24 years after they merged (name either).1st April
This agreement, between the UK and Irish governments and the main political parties in Northern Ireland, is signed, a major development towards the end of The Troubles.10th April
This actor, best known for portraying Tosh Lines on The Bill, is dismissed by ITV due to his alcoholism; he dies a week later.27th April
This former footballer, one of only two professional players to come out as homosexual whilst playing, commits suicide in London after being charged with rape in the US.2nd May
This storage format is released onto the UK market for the first time.June
A coin of this denomination comes into general circulation, with a bi-metallic design.15th June
The Crime and Disorder Act recieves Royal Assent, which, amongst other things, formally abolishes capital punishment for these two offences (name either).31st July
This football team launches its own television channel, making it the first team in the world to have its own channel.10th August
A car bomb explodes in this Northern Irish market town, killing 29, the worst terrorist atrocity in the history of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.15th August
This football team moves into the Madjeski Stadium, named after their chairman John Madjeski.22nd August
The first human implantation of this electromagnetic data transfer method is tested by Kevin Warwick at the University of Reading.24th August
Ford launches this new model, which will eventually replace the long-running Escort.September
This doctor is arrested on suspicion of murdering several of his patients.7th September
David Trimble of the Ulster Unionist Party meets this leader of Sinn Féin, the first meeting between Republicans and Loyalists since 1922.10th September
The Union Jack dress worn by this Spice Girl fetches £41,320 at auction at Sotheby's.16th September
This poet, Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death, and known for works such as Crow, The Iron Man and Tales From Ovid, dies.28th October
Three British tourists are amongst those shot during a gun battle to free them from kidnappers in this Arabian country.29th December

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