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

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