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

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