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

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