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

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