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

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