Census: Pop. E&W 40M, Scot 4.8M, NI 1.24M
October 21: National Government formed to deal with economic crisis
January 30: Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany
Oxford Union: "This House will in no circumstances fight for King
Land speed record of 301.13 mph by Malcolm Campbell
January 20: George V dies; Edward VIII king
First public TV transmission
Jet engine first tested
July 18: Spanish Civil War starts
December 5: Edward VIII abdicates (announced December 10) – carol that
Xmas: "Hark the Herald Angels sing, Mrs Simpson's got our King"
Duke of York becomes George VI
Alan Turing publishes outline of his 'Turing Machine'
Largest ocean liner ever built, Queen Elizabeth, launched on Clydebank
Snow White is the first feature-length cartoon.
Second World War (the "Peoples War")
September 3: War declared
Battle of Britain