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Timeline of British Television
 
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1918

10 January

Married women over 30 granted the vote.

23 October

House of Commons votes to allow women MPs.

11 November

Germany signs armistice with Allies. Though the First World War only formally ends with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles the following June, all fighting ceases as of this date.

1919

28 June

Peace treaty signed at Versailles, formally ending the First World War.

1921

1 April

Miners' strike begins

19 May

First elections held for the Northern Ireland Parliament. Unionists win 40 seats, Nationalists and Sinn Fein six apiece.

6 December

Provisional Government of the 26 southern counties of Ireland is established by treaty. The six counties of Northern Ireland remain in the United Kingdom.

1922

28 June

Ultimatum issued to IRA to vacate occupied buildings in Dublin is followed by bombardment and the start of the Irish Civil War

18 October

British Broadcasting Company Ltd formed

19 October

Lloyd George's coalition government falls following the withdrawal of Unionist support.

1 November

Broadcasting licence fee introduced - initially costing 10 shillings

14 December

John Reith appointed General Manager of the British Broadcasting Company, a few months after the official start of British broadcasting. In 1927 he becomes director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Bell and Howell and Kodak agree on 16mm standard for amateur film makers. Eastman-Kodak reversal 16mm film marketed following year.

1923

24 May

Irish Civil War formally ends after ceasefire declared.

28 September

Radio Times first published

1924

22 January

Following the loss of the Conservative majority in the House of Commons, the Labour Party forms its first government under Ramsay MacDonald, with Liberal backing.

1925

8 September

Actor Peter Sellers born in Southsea, Hampshire (d. 1980)

30 October

First television transmission of a human face (William Taynton) made by John Logie Baird in London

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