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

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