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

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