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

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