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

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