History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 2000

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 2000?

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Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill become the first British women to reach this geographical point.4th January
The Royal Bank of Scotland succeeds in the hostile takeover of this bank.11th February
An Enigma machine is stolen from this museum.1st April
This Northern Irish police force is presented with the George Cross by the Queen.12th April
This farmer is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a burglar he shot 18 months ago at his Norfolk farm.19th April
This Labour politician is elected Mayor of London.4th May
This London art museum is opened.12th May
This London bridge is opened, but has to close two days later after it begins swaying.10th June
The England national football team has its hopes of winning Euro 2000 ended after they crash out at the group stage following a 3-2 loss to this country.20th June
This reality show first airs in the UK.14th July
This man resigns as leader of the Scottish National Party.18th July
Production of this Ford model, one of Britain's most successful cars, ends after 32 years.20th July
The newspaper News of the World starts a campaign for this law, following the murder of a child in Surrey, that would allow controlled access to the Sex Offenders Register.23rd July
The last 80 prisoners leave this Belfast prison as part of the Northern Ireland peace process.28th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this Oceanian location, winning 28 medals, 11 gold.15th September-1st October
This rower wins his fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal.23rd September
A train derails south of this Hertfordshire town's station, killing 4; the accident leads to network-wide speed restrictions and the eventual collapse of Railtrack.17th October
This man accepts the FA's offer to take charge of the England national football team following Kevin Keegan's resignation 3 weeks earlier.30th October
Judith Keppel becomes the first person to win the jackpot on this gameshow.20th November
This England defender becomes Britain's most expensive footballer in an £18 million move from West Ham United to Leeds United.26th November
This 10-year-old schoolboy, originally from Nigeria, is stabbed to death on his way home from school in Peckham, London.27th November

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