History Quiz / 20th century news stories

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YearStoryBBC report quotation
1926'The government's energetic protective measures, prompt and severe police court action and the restraining influence of responsible trade union leaders have effectively suppressed tendencies to rowdyism.'
1929'Thomas W Lamont, a senior partner in the bank, said 'There has been a little distress selling on the Stock Exchange.''
1936'I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.'
1939'I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received...'
1952'The BBC offers profound sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family.'
1956'Colonel Nasser cannot be trusted'
1958'A terrible shock. I don't think they can be replaced, this team of very fine young men.'
1963'From then on, all was confusion. The police fanned out over a wide area. People screamed and lay down on the ground.'
1966'They think it's all over. It is now.'
1969'Sixty seconds...thirty seconds...kicking up some dust...faint shadow. Contact light!'
YearStoryBBC report quotation
1972'The others, as they had threatened, opened fire on the hostages, on the helicopter and also on the airport buildings.'
1978'All examinations showed that the baby is quite normal. The mother's condition after delivery was also excellent.'
1980'He then staggered up the steps into the apartment building's entrance, calling out, 'I'm shot'.'
1982'She stepped out of her official car to tell the crowd, 'We had to do what we had to do. Britain is great again.''
1984'I was in my room in the Metropole Hotel next door when the explosion woke me.'
1988'I ran to the back of the house and saw hot orange fragments dropping, like from a volcano.'
1989'One 40-year-old arriving in Hof told me: 'I've been working my guts out for 20 years and what have I got to show for it - a Lada.''
1990'I have concluded that the unity of the party and prospects of victory in a general election would be better served if I stood down.'
1996'We know there are now a number of fatalities, according to the education authority in the area.'
1997'A British witness, Gary Dean from London, said he had seen the Mercedes enter the underpass at high speed.'
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