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Famous Historical 'D' First Names
From the dastardly to the divine...these people represent the letter D with distinction.
Historical Figures by One-Word Hints II
These figures are so notable, only one word is needed.
Famous Figures by Country of Birth
This quiz is much more fun than (and yet oddly similar to) our other hobby of gluing celebrity heads onto an Atlas.
Biography: E
Every excellent E is eligible.
Black People Who Changed the US
Pick the African-American who was an important figure in US history for each clue.
TIME Cover Stories: US Historical Figures
It's TIME for some US history.
Sams Who Changed the US
Pick the Sam who was an important figure in US history for each clue.
Historical Tweets
History, in 140 characters or less.
Premature Obituaries
Turns out there were death hoaxes even before the internet.
Profile: John F. Kennedy
Ask not what your Sporcle can do for you but...
Famous Historical 'O' First Names
Oh my, that's a lot of O's!
Name It After Me! (III)
Here's one way to get your name in the history books.
Who by What, Where, When
Forget about the why and the how, there's no time to explain!
Famous Historical 'J' First Names
These names make us jump for joy.
Famous Historical 'C' First Names
These people certainly knew how to make a name for themselves.
Famous Figures in European History
It's hard to believe there are any famous people from Europe who didn't play football.
Historical Nicknames
Once you get a nickname like this, it's all you can do to live up to the name.
The 3rd Thing You Need to Know: Actors
It's okay if you don't know the first thing about movies, you just have to know the third thing.
First Name Jamboree
We're still not sure this technically qualifies as a jamboree. We're still waiting to hear back from the jamboree standards committee.
Biography: F
Fabulously full of famous folks!
Biopic Actors
I keep telling my wife that Brad Pitt is gonna play me when they make the Sporcle movie, but she is somewhat skeptical.
Missing Word: Biopics
Name the missing words from these biopics.
Musician by Biography Title
Knowing about musicians' lives would probably help you understand their music better.
On Each Day of November
'November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.' ― Emily Dickinson
Fabulous Historical Facial Hair
These people are like the spokesmen for No-Shave November.
Click the Medieval Person
The medieval period is sometimes called the Dark Ages. There must have been a lot of knights.
Famous Historical 'Q, U, X, Y and Z' First Names
Not to be confused with Famous Historical Quxyz's.
Literature by War Setting
It may seem peaceful to sit down and read a book, but the book itself may be filled with conflict.
Famous Historical 'R' First Names
Despite it being their favorite letter, pirates do not make an appearance in this quiz.
Famous Scots
Awesome accents come with no extra charge.
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