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

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