'R' in History

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Can you name the 'R' themed answers to these historical questions?

Updated Jul 25, 2013

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As what were Zambia and Zimbabwe collectively known until the mid 1960s?
Which German physicist discovered x-rays on November 8th 1895?
Which English explorer was executed in 1618 to appease the Spanish?
A 1994 genocide in which country saw the deaths of an estimated 800,000 people?
Which Russian famously died only after being poisoned, shot, beaten, and drowned?
Who, according to legend, founded Rome with his brother Remus?
The name of which 14th-17th century cultural movement comes from French for 'rebirth?'
Which New Zealand-born British physicist discovered the concept of radioactive half-life?
Which imperial dynasty ruled over Russia from 1613 to 1917?
Which English king was known as 'the Lionheart?'
Who legendarily stole from the rich and gave to the poor?
Which British military branch was formed on April 1st 1918?
What nickname was given to supporters of parliament during the English Civil War?
Who was the only US President to serve more than two terms in office?
Which artifact, discovered in 1799, allowed historians to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs?
For which invention did Guglielmo Marconi share the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics?
Which Berlin landmark was severely damaged by fire in 1933?
What name is given to the battle at the end of the world in Norse mythology?
Which Dutch artist is famous for his 1642 painting 'Night Watch?'
What was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War?

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