'Y' in History

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Can you name the answers to these history questions, which begin with the letter 'Y'?

Updated Jul 28, 2014

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Which Japanese organised crime syndicates originated in the 17th century?
Who was the first Irishman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923?
What is the world's oldest National Park, established in 1872?
Which MLB pitcher compiled 511 wins in his 1890-1911 career, the most in MLB history?
What name was given to a free man owning his own farm from the 14th - 18th century?
Which country was described by Ptolemy as 'Happy Arabia,' due to its relatively fertile land?
The 1781 siege of which town was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War?
Who was the first President of Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union?
To which Canadian Territory did 100,000 people travel in the 1897-99 Klondike Gold Rush?
Which Russian city was founded by, and named after, a Prince of Kievan Rus in 1010?
Which internet corporation was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994?
Which Chinese dynasty was founded by Mongol leader Kublai Khan in 1271?
Which physical discipline was introduced to India by Patañjali in the 2nd century BC?
Which university, founded in 1701, is the third oldest institution of higher education in the USA?
Which peninsula was effectively ruled by the Spanish over the Maya from 1547?
Which war of 1973 between Israel and an Arab coalition is also known as the October War?
What type of Turkic dwelling structure has been in use since at least the 13th century?
An outbreak of which disease in Philadelphia in 1793 caused George Washington to flee the city?
Which socialist state was dissolved in 1992 following war between its constituent nations?
In which Japanese city was a port opened in 1859 at the demand of a fleet of US warships?

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