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1900 - 1909


YEAR: ABBREVIATION     = ANSWER  

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

1901: D of QV                   = Death of Queen Victoria

1902: L of H and G by EE  = Land of Hope and Glory by Edward Elgar

1903: FF by the WB          = First Flight by the Wright Brothers

1904: PP by JMB              = Peter Pan by JM Barrie

1905: CB - PM                  = Campbell Bannerman - Prime Minister              

1906: SFE and F               = San Francisco Earthquake and Fire                

1907: F of BSM                 = Founding of Boy Scout Movement

1908: DLG-C of the E         = David Lloyd George – Chancellor of the Exchequer

1909: PR the NP               = Peary Reaches the North Pole  


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1910 - 1919


1910: A of GV                   = Accession of George V               

1911: AR the SP               = Amundsen Reaches the South Pole               

1912: S of T                      = Sinking of Titanic

1913: R of S, by S             = Right of Spring, by Stravinsky 

1914: A of AFF at S           = Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo

1915: GL                          = Gallipoli Landing               

1916: B of the S                  = Battle of the Somme

1917: RR                           = Russian Revolution               

1918: E of FWW                 = End of First World War

1919: LNA - FWMP             = ( First Woman MP)


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1920 - 1929


1920: P in USA                   = Prohibition in the USA              

1921: IFS                           = Irish Free State

1922: D of the T of T in E      = Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt

1923: FFAC - W by BW       = First FA Cup – Won by Bolton Wanderers

1924: D of L                         = Death of Lenin

1925: MK by AH                   = Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler                

1926: GS                             = General Strike

1927: FTP - the JS                = First Talking Picture - The Jazz Singer

1928: GZC the A                   = Graf Zeppelin Crosses the Atlantic

1929: WSC                          = Wall Street Crash               


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1930 - 1939


1930: D of the PP                 = Discovery of the Planet Pluto

1931: C of the ESB               = Completion of the Empire State Building

1932: O of SHB                    = Opening of the Sidney Harbour Bridge

1933: AH - C of G                 =  Adolf Hitler – Chancellor of Germany

1934: I of DT in B                  = Introduction of Driving Test in Britain

1935: P and B by G               = Porgy and Bess by Gershwin

1936: JM                               = Jarrow March

1937: M of D of W and WS      = Marriage of Duke of Windsor and Wallace Simpson

1938: MA                               = Munich Agreement

1939: OPB of PC by TSE         = Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by TS Elliot


| 1900/09 | 1910/19 | 1920/29 | 1930/39 | 1940/49 | 1950/59 | 1960/69 | 1970/79 | 1980/89 | 1990/99 |

1940 - 1949


1940: D                                  = Dunkirk

1941: JA on PH                       = Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour

1942: FB of DID                       = First Bombing of Dresden in Daylight

1943: S of I                              = Surrender of Italy

1944: DD                                 =  D Day

1945: ABD on H                        =  Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1946: AGYG by IB                     = Annie Get your Gun by Irving Berlin

1947: M of PE and PM               = Marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten

1948: BAL                                = Berlin Air Lift

1949: D of a S by AM                = Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller


| 1900/09 | 1910/19 | 1920/29 | 1930/39 | 1940/49 | 1950/59 | 1960/69 | 1970/79 | 1980/89 | 1990/99 |

1950 - 1959


1950: B of PA                           = Birth of Prince Ann

1951: F of BSM                         = Failure of Blue Streak Missile

1952: FP of the M                      = First Performance of the Mousetrap

1953: FA of ME                           = First Ascent of Mount Everest              

1954: RA the C by BH and the C  = Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets

1955: I of CT in B                          = Introduction of Commercial television in Britain

1956: SC                                     =Suez Crisis

1957: L of SS by USSR               = Launch of Spy Satellite by USSR

1958: O of GA                              = Opening of Gatwick Airport

1959: FM in B                              = First Motorway in Britain


| 1900/09 | 1910/19 | 1920/29 | 1930/39 | 1940/49 | 1950/59 | 1960/69 | 1970/79 | 1980/89 | 1990/99 |

1960 - 1969


1960: "W of C" S by HM                 = Winds of Change Speech by Harold McMillan

1961: FMSF by YG                         = First Manned Space Flight by Yuri Gagarin

1962: D of MM                                 = Death of Marilyn Monroe

1963: GTR                                       = Great Train Robbery

1964: CBML by the B                       = Can’t Buy Me Love by the Beatles

1965: I of SMPHSL in B                  = Introduction of 70 MPH speed limit in Britain

1966: EWWC                                 = England Win World Cup

1967: FHTO by CB                          = First heart transplant operation by Christian Barnard

1968: A of MLK                                = Assassination of Martin Luther King

1969: FM on the M - NA                    = First Man on the Moon - Neil Armstrong


| 1900/09 | 1910/19 | 1920/29 | 1930/39 | 1940/49 | 1950/59 | 1960/69 | 1970/79 | 1980/89 | 1990/99 |

1970 - 1979


1970: D of G de G                             = Death of General de Gaulle

1971: DD                                         = Decimal Day

1972: SJB - PL                                 = Sir John Betjeman – Poet Laureate

1973: M of PA and CMP                     = Marriage of Princess Ann and Captain Mark Phillips

1974: R of RN                                     = Resignation of Richard Nixon

1975: E of VW                                   = End of Vietnam War 

1976: V1 L on M                                 =  Voyager 1 Lands on Mars

1977: VWWWS at W                         = Virginia Wade Wins Women’s Singles at Wimbledon

1978: B of ETTB                              = Birth of Experimental Test Tube Baby

1979: MT - PM                                 = Margaret Thatcher – Prime Minister


| 1900/09 | 1910/19 | 1920/29 | 1930/39 | 1940/49 | 1950/59 | 1960/69 | 1970/79 | 1980/89 | 1990/99 |

1980 - 1989


1980: E of MSH                                 = Eruption of Mount St Helens

1981: M of PC and LDS                     = Marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

1982: FW                                         = Falklands War

1983: BMR                                         = Brinks-Mat Robbery

1984: B at GH in B                            = Bomb at Grand Hotel Brighton

1985: O of F from S to G                  = Opening of frontier from Spain to Gibralta

1986: E in NR at C                            = Explosion in Nuclear Reactor at Chernobyl

1987: RB - Fhabf across A                 = Richard Branson – First hot air balloon flight across Atlantic

1988: B on Pab over L                         = Bomb on Pan Am Boeing over Locherbie

1989: O of BW                                  = Overthrow? Of Berlin Wall


| 1900/09 | 1910/19 | 1920/29 | 1930/39 | 1940/49 | 1950/59 | 1960/69 | 1970/79 | 1980/89 | 1990/99 |

1990 - 1999


1990: BY - P of R                              = Boris Yeltsin – President of Russia

1991: ODS in the GW                        = Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf War

1992: SG and LC-WOG                     = Sally Gunnell and Linford Christie win Olympic Gold

1993: JP, D by SS                             = Jurassic Park, directed by Stephen Spielberg

1994: TB - LPL                                  = Tony Blair – Labour Party Leader

1995: FGW6O                                   = Forrest Gump won 6 Oscars                

1996: M at DPS                                  = Massacre at Dunblane Primary School

1997: D of PD                                     = Death of Princess Diana

1998: GFA for NI                                 = Good Friday Agreement for Northern Ireland

1999: C of MD (?!)                              = Completion of Millennium Dome


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