History Quiz / The UK in the 21st Century: 2003

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 2003?

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A Central Line train crashes into the tunnel wall at this London Underground station, injuring 34 people.25th January
Richard Colvin Reid, who was given this nickname due to his method of attempting to blow up an American Airlines flight to Miami, is sentenced to life imprisonment in the US.30th January
More than 2 million people demonstrate in London against this war, the largest demonstration in British history.15th February
This fee, levied on motorists entering central London, comes into force.17th February
This Mark Haddon novel, detailing the life of an autistic child investigating a canine murder, is published.May
English counties first play each other in this format of cricket.13th June
This Russian leader becomes the first to make a state visit to Britain since Tsar Alexander II in 1874.24th June
Chelsea FC are bought by this Russian billionaire for £150 million from Ken Bates, who acquired the club 21 years previously for £1.2nd July
This weapons expert is found dead; he was the source for a controversial report stating that WMDs could be deployed in 45 minutes from the above mentioned invaded country.18th July
Police use this weapon for the first time.3rd August
Sir Albert Bore officially opens this Birmingha shopping centre.4th September
This character returns to Eastenders, 14 years after he was supposedly killed off.29th September
This aircraft makes its last commercial flights after 27 years.24th October
This politician resigns as leader of the Conservatives after just over 2 years.29th October
This Channel 4 soap opera, which has aired since the channel's inception, finishes after 21 years.4th November
Several bombs explode at British targets in this southeastern European city, including the country's head office of HSBC and the British consulate.20th November
This rugby player kicks a last-gasp drop goal to give England victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup final.22nd November
This motorway opens, the UK's first toll motorway.9th December
The official measure of inflation changes from the RPIX to this.10th December
This man is found guilty of the Soham murders, and sentenced to life imprisonment.17th December

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