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

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