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

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