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In which decade did the following events take place?

  1. Britain's first motorway, the Preston by-pass, was opened?
  2. The FIFA World Cup was first held?
  3. The Hollywood Sign overlooking Hollywood was originally created?
  4. The Spanish Flu pandemic killed millions of people?
  5. The dog licence was abolished?
  6. The UK had its first three-colour traffic lights?




  7. In the UK, legal betting shops opened for the first time since the middle of the nineteenth century?
  8. The Vietnam War ended?
  9. British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun?
  10. The last man to be executed in the UK?
  11. In which decade was the game Scrabble first sold in the UK?
  12. Margaret Thatcher became the UK's first female Prime Minister?
  13. BBC2 was launched?
  14. The last London horse-drawn bus service ended?
  15. The Empire State Building's construction was completed?
  16. The death of Wild West legend Wyatt Earp?
  17. The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg?
  18. The O-Level and CSE exams were replaced?
  19. The Summer Olympics were held in Amsterdam?
  20. Mount Everest was climbed for the first time?
  21. Motorola became the first company to mass produce the the first handheld mobile phone?
  22. The first ever Eurovision Song Contest?

Answers:

  1. 1950s (1958)
  2. 1930s (1930)
  3. 1920s (1923)
  4. 1910s (between 1918 and 1919)
  5. 1980s (1987)
  6. 1920s
  7. 1960s (May 1961)
  8. 1970s (1975)
  9. 1920s (1922)
  10. 1960s (1964)
  11. 1950s (1954)
  12. 1970s (1979)
  13. 1960s (1964)
  14. 1910s (1914)
  15. 1930s (1931)
  16. 1920s (1929)





  17. 1910s (1912)
  18. 1980s (1988)
  19. 1920s (1928)
  20. 1950s (1953)
  21. 1970s (1973)
  22. 1950s (1956)