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

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