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Can you name the less-well-known people associated in some way with the better-known ones?

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In Greek mythology, Icarus flew too close to the sun and died. Who was his father who survived?
Which explorer died in 1912 shortly after being beaten to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen?
Who co-wrote 'The Communist Manifesto' with Karl Marx in 1848?
Lee Harvey Oswald shot John Kennedy but who shot Oswald?
Which Russian did Bobby Fischer defeat to win the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik 1972?
Which other leader along with Stalin, Truman and Churchill attended the Potsdam Conference in Germany 1945?
Who led the 1605 Gunpowder Plot where Guy Fawkes was caught red handed?
Who was the Nepalese mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953?
Who was the wife of Franz Ferdinand who was also assassinated in Sarajevo 1914?
Which French Major-General was instrumental in Washington's victory at the Siege of Yorktown 1781?
Besides Simon Bolivar, who was the 19th century Argentian born South American revolutionary?
Who co-founded Microsoft along with Bill Gates in 1976?
Who stayed in the command module while Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969?
After Yuri Gagarin, who became the first American and second man in space in 1961?
Name either of the two Brits who together flew the Atlantic in 1919, eight years before Lindbergh's solo flight.
Which Prussian Field Marshall was instrumental in Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo 1815?
Who was Amelia Earhart's navigator who also disappeared during their round the world flight in 1937?
Along with William Wallace, who was joint-commander of the Scots at the Battle of Stirling Bridge 1297?
Which Bishop along with Thomas More was also executed in 1535 for refusing the Act of Supremacy?
Anne Boleyn and which other queen of Henry VIII were executed?

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