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The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Guess these things that happened during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Last updated: November 18, 2015
First submittedNovember 17, 2015
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Year
Clue
Answer
2015
Queen Elizabeth overtakes this queen to have the
longest reign of any British monarch
Queen Victoria
2013
This baby is born, becoming third in line to the throne
Prince George
1997
This territory is returned to China
Hong Kong
1996
British beef is banned from the EU because of this disease
Mad Cow
1994
This tunnel opens, connecting England and France
Channel Tunnel
1989
Tim Berners-Lee invents this
World Wide Web
1988
Pan-Am 103 is bombed and disintegrates over this Scottish town
Lockerbie
1985
This concert is held at Wembley stadium to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine
Live Aid
1984
This terrorist group bombs the Grand Hotel in Brighton
IRA
1982
The United Kingdom goes to war with this country
Argentina
1981
Prince Charles marries this Lady
Diana Spencer
1979
This Conservative becomes Britain's first female Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
1970
The Forties Oil Field is discovered in this sea
North Sea
1969
This faster-than-sound passenger jet makes its first flight
Concorde
1966
England hosts and wins this sporting event
World Cup
1952-1960
Mau Mau rebellion against British rule in this country
Kenya
1956
The UK, France, and Israel invade Egypt to regain control of this canal
Suez Canal
1955
This Prime Minister resigns
Winston Churchill
1954
This man becomes the first to run a mile in less than 4 minutes
Roger Bannister
1953
Watson and Crick discover the shape of this molecule
DNA
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level 64
Nov 17, 2015
Savannah become her first great-grandchild in 2010, not George.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2015
Fixed
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level 82
Nov 17, 2015
Isn't she just known as "Lady Di"? Also damn shuttle company for being named Eurotunnel!
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level 56
Mar 22, 2017
No, she isn't just known as Lady Di.
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level 73
Nov 17, 2015
I couldn't for the life of me remember Live Aid. I tried Band Aid and Rite Aid...both obviously wrong. Even tried the politically incorrect "Starvation Aid" and was met with the wrong answer there too.
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level 71
Dec 26, 2015
Can internet be accepted for www?
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level 77
Jan 11, 2016
No. Not unless you want to accept Ray Kroc for "who invented the hamburger?" Lee did NOT invent the Internet.
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level 58
Jan 11, 2016
Feeling delighted with myself for the 100%. It was one of those quizzes I take and expect to miss a bunch.
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level 57
Jan 14, 2017
well done
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level 56
Jan 11, 2016
knew the Tim Berners-Lee one because i saw it on the Big Fat Quiz of Everything yesterday....
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level 58
Jan 11, 2016
1977 The year this band were stopped from getting to number 1 as a fitting tribute to her silver jubilee?
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level 72
Jan 11, 2016
That Q was actually originally in the quiz but was censored out
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level 58
Jan 12, 2016
ha ha nice one
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level 76
Jan 11, 2016
I kept trying variations of SST and supersonic transport until it finally dawned on me you wanted the brand name. I got Concorde just in time. The US was not happy with it in the beginning and it was even banned at first from JFK. I only remember it being called "the SST" in the news.
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level 68
Jan 11, 2016
If Concorde was a Boeing or Douglas product it would have been flying all over the place including the United States.
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level 39
Jan 12, 2016
Why were the USA not happy with it? Because it wasn't an American invention?
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level 51
Jan 13, 2016
no, highlander just doesn't know the reality of the situation. the concorde requires long enough runways and long enough trips to be worthwhile; it couldn't go to many airports in the USA, and certainly wouldn't be flying all over the US. If it would've been profitable, there would've been a NYC - LA market for it. then there are all the noise restrictions because too many people are stupid enough to buy a home near an airport and expect it to never progress to larger and louder planes, or think it should be quiet. the concorde had the unique problem of supersonic speed, and therefore had to be away from population to achieve mach 1 so the sonic boom wouldn't cause problems.
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level 49
Jan 11, 2016
Why isn't Football World Cup accepted? I spent ages trying to work out what I was doing wrong.
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level 80
Jan 11, 2016
Just type in World Cup.
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level 56
Jan 11, 2016
haha something fell behind my w key and i got the 1989 question while trying to fish it out
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level 60
Jan 17, 2016
No complaints about being too UK-centric?!
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level 71
Aug 6, 2018
Given the number of countries of which she's monarch, I think it is absolutely too UK-centric.
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level 68
Jan 24, 2016
I'm usually opposed to people suggesting more questions - but here goes :-) Didn't Hilary climb Everedt on the day of her coronation? I think that would be a neat one to add, because of the coinciding date, not just the event.
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level 56
Mar 22, 2017
They reached the summit a handful of days before the coronation, but news didn't reach the outside world until the actual day of the coronation.
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level 74
Oct 26, 2017
And of course it happened during her reign anyway, as it started with the death of her father.
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level 57
Jan 14, 2017
good quiz. got 100 %
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level 70
Apr 14, 2019
Accept Channel rather than needing Channel Tunnel? Given the question already asks "which tunnel".