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Hansen's Disease is another name for...?
Who held the world long jump record 1935-60?
Who wrote 'The Beggar's Opera' in 1728?
Name either of the two British PM's who fought a duel.
Who did Bobby Fischer defeat to win the World Chess Championship in 1972?
Umberto II was the last king of which country?
Martha Jane Burke is commonly known as who?
Istanbul used to be called what?
What was the nickname of Otto von Bismarck?
Who was the only English Pope?
What's missing? Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and....?
By what other name is the Society of Jesus known?
'Papa Doc' was President of which country?
Who is commonly known as Buffalo Bill?
What were King George V's last words?
Who wrote about a fictional country called Utopia?
Lhasa is the capital of which formerly independent country?
Name the English poet allegedly killed in a brawl in 1593
Leon Czolgosz assassinated which American President?
What is Mick Jagger's real Christian name?
Who is also known as the Maid of Orleans?
In what year did SS Titanic sink?
Who invented a seed drill in 1701?
Who was King Richard I's Islamic antagonist in the Third Crusade?
Nelson lost which arm and which eye?
QuestionName, event, person etc
Highwayman Dick Turpin was hung in which city?
In which city did Mahatma Gandhi train as a lawyer?
Bob Hope was born in which country?
Who founded Xanadu?
Name the native American John Rolfe married in 1614
Galileo discovered the moons of which planet?
On which island was Napoleon born?
What's missing? Ulster, Munster, Connaught......?
The line 'Now is the winter of our discontent' comes from which Shakespeare play?
What was the pirate Blackbeard's real name?
The infamous Five Points was a district in which US city?
Bob Ford shot who?
What was the name of the German cypher machine used in WWII?
Who staged the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich 1923
In the Old West, what was a 'prairie schooner'?
Over which present day country did the Mughal emperors rule?
Karl Marx was born in which country?
In which country is Timbuktu?
What is the name of the sea-cook in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'?
Who was Charles II's favourite mistress?
The Reign of Terror happened in which country?
Which Roman Emperor is known as 'Little Boots'?
Out of 32, how many enemy ships did the British sink or capture at Trafalgar?
The Cornhusker State is a nickname for which state?
Who killed Lee Harvey Oswald?

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