History Quiz / The UK in the 21st Century: 2001

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 2001?

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This politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, resigns from the cabinet for the second time.24th January
This man is sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the Lockerbie bombing.31st January
An agricultural crisis due to this disease begins.19th February
The wreckage of this man's speedboat Bluebird K7 is raised from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria, 34 years after he was killed attempting to break the water speed record.8th March
This botanical attraction opens in Cornwall.17th March
Manchester United pay a British record £19 million for this Dutch striker.23rd April
John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister, punches a protester who threw this item at him in Rhyl.16th May
The Labour Party win the General Election; among the new entrants to Parliament is this 34-year-old Conservative, who retains the Witney seat in Oxfordshire.7th June
The government announces plan to build a £3 million pound memorial fountain for Princess Diana in this London park.29th June
This man is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999 (although he was later acquitted).2nd July
The first episode of this mockumentary sitcom airs on BBC 2.9th July
This politician and novelist is sentenced to 4 years in jail for perjury and perverting the course of justice.19th July
This former Conservative MP is arrested, along with his wife Christine, on suspicion of sexual assault.10th August
This football club move into their new 32,000-seat St Mary's Stadium.11th August
This former royal butler is charged with the theft of items belonging to the late Princess Diana.16th August
Peter Bray completes the first crossing of the Atlantic in this vessel.5th September
67 UK nationals are killed when al-Qaeda terrorists fly planes into this American building, the largest loss of life from any nation other than the US.11th September
This man becomes leader of the Conservative party following William Hague's resignation some months ago.13th September
The US invades this country, with British Royal Navy submarines participating using Tomahawk cruise missiles.7th October
This fantasy film, featuring wizards, premieres in London.9th November

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