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Century Quiz

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Century Quiz

Each number represents a year of the 20th Century. The letters and words represent an event which happened during that year which was of historical importance (This is UK biased if you are an overseas visitor to the site)

I didn't invent this so it was a joint effort to get all of the answers.


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1900s


YEAR: ABBREVIATION  

1900: B of QE THE QM = Birth of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

1901: D of QV

1902: L of H and G by EE

1903: FF by the WB

1904: PP by JMB

1905: CB - PM

1906: SFE and F

1907: F of BSM

1908: DLG-C of the E.

1909: PR the NP.


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1910s


1910: A of GV.

1911: AR the SP.

1912: S of T.

1913: R of S, by S.

1914: A of AFF at S.

1915: GL.

1916: B of the S.

1917: RR.

1918: E of FWW.

1919: LNA - FWMP.


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1920s


1920: P in USA.

1921: IFS.

1922: D of the T of T in E.

1923: FFAC - W by BW.

1924: D of L.

1925: MK by AH.

1926: GS.

1927: FTP - the JS.

1928: GZC the A.

1929: WSC.


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1930s


1930: D of the PP.

1931: C of the ESB.

1932: O of SHB.

1933: AH - C of G.

1934: I of DT in B.

1935: P and B by G.

1936: JM.

1937: M of D of W and WS.

1938: MA.

1939: OPB of PC by TSE.


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1940s


1940: D.

1941: JA on PH.

1942: FB of DID.

1943: S of I.

1944: DD.

1945: ABD on H.

1946: AGYG by IB.

1947: M of PE and PM.

1948: BAL.

1949: D of a S by AM.


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1950s


1950: B of PA.  

1951: F of BSM.

1952: FP of the M.

1953: FA of ME.

1954: RA the C by BH and the C.

1955: I of CT in B.

1956: SC.

1957: L of SS by USSR.

1958: O of GA.

1959: FM in B.


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1960s


1960.W of C" S by HM.

1961: FMSF by YG.

1962: D of MM.

1963: GTR.

1964: CBML by the B.

1965: I of SMPHSL in B.

1966: EWWC.

1967: FHTO by CB.

1968: A of MLK.

1969: FM on the M - NA.


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1970s


1970: D of G de G.

1971: DD.

1972: SJB - PL.

1973: M of PA and CMP.

1974: R of RN.

1975: E of VW.

1976: V1 L on M.

1977: VWWWS at W.

1978: B of ETTB.

1979: MT - PM.


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1980s


1980: E of MSH.

1981: M of PC and LDS.

1982: FW.

1983: BMR.

1984: B at GH in B.

1985: O of F from S to G.

1986: E in NR at C.

1987: RB - Fhabf across A.

1988: B on Pab over L.

1989: O of BW.


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1990s


1990: BY - P of R.

1991: ODS in the GW.

1992: SG and LC-WOG.

1993: JP, D by SS.

1994: TB - LPL.

1995: FGW6O.

1996: M at DPS.

1997: Dof PD.

1998: GFA for NI.

1999: C of MD (?!).


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