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Can you name the answers to these history questions, all of which include words that start with 'B'?

Quiz Updated Apr 10, 2016

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Which sport was invented by James Naismith in 1891?
Which South American capital was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and LĂșcio Costa in 1956?
What was the name of Alexander the Great's horse?
Who was the only US President never to marry?
Who was the second wife of Henry VIII of England?
Who was the leader of the USSR from 1964 until his death in 1982?
Which political faction came to power in Russia following the October Revolution of 1917?
In 1909, who became the first person to fly across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft?
Which city was the de facto capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990?
Which North African pirates reached their prominence in the mid-17th century?
What is the term for the two late-19th century wars between Britain and independent South African republics?
What city, now the capital of Serbia, was the capital of Yugoslavia until its dissolution?
Which African country was known as Bechuanaland until 1966?
During which Crimean War battle did the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade occur?
Which Pacific atoll, subject to atomic tests in the '40s and '50s, shares its name with an item of swimwear?
Which scientific instrument is Evangelista Torricelli credited with inventing in 1643?
By which 'colorful' sobriquet is Edward of Woodstock, son of Edward III of England, known?
Which WWII battle was Winston Churchill referring to when he spoke of the 'many' and the 'few'?
Which Italian city is home to the oldest continually used university in the world?
Members of which royal house ruled France from 1589-1792 and 1815-1830?

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