History Quiz / 'Y' in History

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Can you name the answers to these history questions, which begin with the letter 'Y'?

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An outbreak of which disease in Philadelphia in 1793 caused George Washington to flee the city?
Who was the first President of Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union?
Which internet corporation was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994?
What type of Turkic dwelling structure has been in use since at least the 13th century?
In which Japanese city was a port opened in 1859 at the demand of a fleet of US warships?
Which socialist state was dissolved in 1992 following war between its constituent nations?
Which war of 1973 between Israel and an Arab coalition is also known as the October War?
Which country was described by Ptolemy as 'Happy Arabia,' due to its relatively fertile land?
Which Japanese organised crime syndicate originated in the 17th century?
Which Chinese dynasty was founded by Mongol leader Kublai Khan in 1271?
Which university, founded in 1701, is the third oldest institution of higher education in the USA?
What name was given to a free man owning his own farm from the 14th - 18th century?
Which peninsula was effectively ruled by the Spanish over the Maya from 1547?
Which MLB pitcher compiled 511 wins in his 1890-1911 career, the most in MLB history?
The 1781 siege of which town was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War?
What is the world's oldest National Park, established in 1872?
Which Russian city was founded by, and named after, a Prince of Kievan Rus in 1010?
Who was the first Irishman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923?
To which Canadian Territory did 100,000 people travel in the 1897-99 Klondike Gold Rush?
Which physical discipline was introduced to India by PataƱjali in the 2nd century BC?

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