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

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