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

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