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

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