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

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