Christmas quiz part 3

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Christmas quiz

MYSTERY YEAR
Match ten of these dates to the following events
1973 1851 1994 1344 1988 1422 1550 1958 1954 1848 1971 1956

1. The Great Exhibition open at Crystal Palace
2. Euston Station opens the world’s first railway bookshop
3. Roger Banister ran the first sub four minute mile
4. Enya tops the charts with “Orinoco Flow”
5. Mrs Gandhi wins a landslide victory in Indian general election
6. Britain’s first national gold coin, the florin is minted
7. The cod war between Britain and Iceland ends
8. The movie Speed with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves is made
9. Britain’s streets gained their first parking meter
10. Cricket is played for the first time in Great Britain

Match ten of these dates to the following events
1979 1870 1989 1854 1899 1820 1985 1986 1841 1969 1962 1981

11. Berlin are number one with Take My Breath Away
12. Charles Dickens died
13. Kramer vs Kramer wins the best movie Oscar
14. Jamaica becomes independent
15. The first Victoria Cross was awarded
16. Ayatollah Khomeini dies
17. Hong Kong was acquired by Britain
18. 50p (10s) piece is introduced
19. Mikhail Gorbachev is named as Soviet leader
20. The Boer war began

ANSWERS
1. 1851
2. 1848
3. 1954
4. 1988
5. 1971
6. 1344
7. 1973
8. 1994
9. 1958
10. 1550
11. 1986
12. 1870
13. 1979
14. 1962
15. 1854
16. 1989
17. 1841
18. 1969
19. 1985
20. 1899

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