'N' in History

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

Updated Jul 25, 2013

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Which synthetic polymer was first produced in 1935 by Wallace Carothers of DuPont?
Which country rebelled against Spanish rule in the Eighty Years' War?
Who was Emperor of Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution?
Who was dubbed 'the lady with the lamp' during the Crimean War?
Which British admiral was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar?
Of where was William the Conqueror the Duke, before becoming King of England?
Which Corsican was crowned Emperor of France in 1804?
Who, according to legend, discovered gravity by observing an apple fall to the ground?
Which Babylonian King is credited with the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
A bombing raid on which Japanese city had the third highest fatality rate of WWII?
In which Peruvian desert can giant ancient glyphs including monkeys and spiders be seen?
Who was said to have fiddled while Rome burned?
Which city did the British capture in 1664, renaming it New York?
In 1971, on which Parisian landmark did Philippe Petit perform a tightrope walk?
What was Malawi known as until 1964?
In which German city were Nazi officials brought before an international tribunal following WWII?
Which Swede left 31m kronor to fund a series of prizes in the advancement of knowledge?
What did Johann Gottfried Galle discover on the night of September 23, 1846?
Which country was first to grant women the vote in 1893?
Which international organisation is based on a treaty of 1949?

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