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

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