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

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