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THE NHS STORYDecade Quiz

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'1956'

  • Import and export of heroin banned

  • Death penalty abolished

  • 1 premium bond, offering tax-free prizes of up to 1,000, introduced

  • Health Minister refuses campaign against smoking: he is not convinced it does harm

  • Jim Laker takes 19 wickets in the fourth Test Match at Manchester

  • The new parking meters will be supervised by new traffic wardens instead of police

  • Elvis Presley performs on the Ed Sullivan Show in America, watched by 82 per cent of potential audience of 54 million

  • Suez crisis

  • IMF authorises 1,300 million loan for Britain



 
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