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It happened one day........1st January

A quiz about events that all happened on the same date, but can you work out in which year? 8 Questions.

 
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1

On the 1st January of which year did film censorship come into operation in Britain?

  • 1953
  • 1933
  • 1913

2

On the 1st January of which year did Samuel Pepys begin his famous diary?

  • 1660
  • 1666
  • 1670

3

On the 1st January of which year was the first motor vehicle registration, A1, secured by Earl Russell for his Napier?

  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908

4

On the 1st January of which year did the new British decimal 1/2p coin cease to be legal tender?

  • 1979
  • 1985
  • 1991

5

On the 1st January of which year was New Year's Day celebrated in Britain as a national public holiday for the first time?

  • 1964
  • 1969
  • 1974

6

On the 1st January of which year did the state of New York adopt the electric chair for capital punishment?

  • 1889
  • 1899
  • 1909

7

On the 1st January of which year was the Manchester Ship Canal opened to traffic? In May of the same year it was officially opened by Queen Victoria.

  • 1874
  • 1894
  • 1884

8

On the 1st January of which year were postal orders first issued in Britain?

  • 1881
  • 1921
  • 1901

 

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