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Which English naturalist formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection?
What did Alfred Nobel receive a patent for in 1867?
Who was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel?
Ceres, goddess of the harvest, is the Roman equivalent of which Greek goddess?
Which country's royal family can trace its ancestry to 960 A.D, making it the oldest in the world?
What is the more common name for Operation Neptune, the 1944 Normandy beach landings?
What is the name given to a collection of 972 Hebrew texts found in modern-day Judea?
Which geological period directly followed the Silurian and preceded the Carboniferous?
Which German city was controversially bombed by the Allies in February 1945?
In which US city was President John F. Kennedy assassinated?
Which book did William I commission to assess the amount of land and goods owned in England?
From which French city were almost 350,000 soldiers evacuated in 1940?
What was the nickname given to Erwin Rommel due to his prowess in north Africa?
On December 7, 1787, which US state became the first to ratify the US Constitution?
Which British royal died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997?
Which Persian king, noted for his administrative genius, was defeated at Marathon in 490 B.C?
Who was the only British Prime Minister to have been born Jewish?
Where was the most important oracle in ancient Greece situated?
Before his death, which English privateer vowed to return if ever his drum were beaten?
Which Middle Eastern city is reputedly the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
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