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

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