History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1999

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1999?

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Following Glenn Hoddle's controversial comments on disabled people in an interview to The Times, he is sacked and replaced as England manager this by this man.2nd February
This singer, an icon of the Swinging Sixties and known for songs such as ''Son of a Preacher Man'', dies ages 59 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.2nd March
This Julia Donaldson children's book, featuring a mouse taking a walk through the woods, is published.23rd March
This actor, who has become well known for playing Grant Mitchell in Eastenders, signs a £1 million deal with ITV, meaning he will leave Eastenders in the autumn.24th March
A minimum wage is introduced throughout the UK, set at this amount for workers over 21, and £3 for those under 21.1st April
This television presenter is fatally shot on the doorstep of her London home.26th April
This man is arrested on suspicion of carrying out three nail bomb attacks in London over the last two weeks, targetting black, Asian and gay communities.30th April
The Princess Royal opens this tram system operating between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.31st May
This Premier League manager and ITV newsreader are amongst those awarded knighthoods in this year's Queen Birthday Honours (name either).12th June
This man, founder of the Monster Raving Loony Party, is found hanged out his home in Harrow, aged 58.16th June
This royal marries Sophie Rhys-Jones at a ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor.19th June
This man, responsible for the Brighton Hotel Bombing in 1984, is released 14 years into his sentence under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.22nd June
This Welsh national stadium is opened.26th June
This former Labour Party leader is appointed vice-president of the European Commission.9th July
This man is elected leader of the Liberal Democrats.9th August
This English county is the only area of Britain to experience totality at the solar eclipse.11th August
The Midland Bank adopts this name, that of its owner, marking an end to the Midland Bank name after 163 years.27th September
The Ladbroke Grove rail crash kills 31 people when two trains collide at a junction 2 miles west of this London terminus.5th October
This artist exhibits ''My Bed'' at the Tate Gallery as one of the shortlisted work for the Turner Prize.19th October
This London attraction is opened to celebrate the new millennium.31st December

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