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Can you name the 'L' themed answers to these historical questions?

Quiz Updated Jul 25, 2013

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Which British explorer did Henry Stanley meet on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1871?
Which German military organisation has a name literally meaning 'air weapon?'
Which Royal House contested the House of York in the Wars of the Roses?
Which 1876 battle is often referred to as 'Custer's Last Stand?'
What did the USA purchase from France for $15m in 1803?
A raid on which island in north-east England is often taken as the start of the Viking Age?
Which ocean liner was sunk by a German U-Boat off the coast of Ireland in 1915?
Which author, famous for 'The Chronicles of Narnia,' died on the same day as John F. Kennedy?
Who famously nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a German church in 1517?
Which British Army officer is the subject of a 1962 film about his exploits in the Middle East?
Which US President gave the famous Gettysburg Address in 1863?
In which city did a 1666 fire destroy around 13,000 houses, yet kill only 6 people?
Which Marxist revolutionary led the October Revolution of 1917?
Which French king was known as 'The Sun King?'
Which Frenchman is often called 'the father of modern chemistry?'
Which organization, founded in Paris in 1920, was replaced by the UN in 1946?
Which African country was founded in the 1820s by freed American slaves?
Who completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in 1927?
Who led the Spartan army at the battle of Thermopylae?
What codename was given to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945?

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