History

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In which battle was Nelson killed?
The Battle of Trafalgar
What was the President of the USA between 1981 and 1989?
Ronald Reagan
In Greek legend, which King turned everything he touched into gold?
King Midas
Which David Lynch film was based on the life of John Merrick?
`The Elephant Man`
In Greek mythology, who was killed by a poisoned arrow in his heel?
Achilles
In which century did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?
19th
By what name was the Allied operation against Iraq in the Gulf war of 1991 known?
Desert Storm
Which American President once famously proclaimed `Ich bin ein Berliner`?
John F. Kennedy
Which British monarch was on the throne at the beginning of the 20th Century?
Queen Victoria
Which of Henry VIII`s children reigned in England for 44 years?
Elizabeth I
After which famous person in history was the teddy bear named?
Theodore Roosevelt
Which gangster said `I`ve been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War`?
Al Capone.
Who was the first President of America?
George Washington
Collectively, by what name are Carole Richardson, Patrick Armstrong, Paul Hill and Gerard Conlon better known?
The Guildford Four
What was Hitler`s title as the leader of Nazi Germany? Fuhrer, Muller or Kaiser?
Fuhrer
In Greek mythology, what was unusual about Medusa`s hair?
It was made of snakes.
Parker and Barrow were the surnames of which famous couple?
Bonnie and Clyde
What type of animal was the first to be sent into space?
A dog
By what name was the Scottish outlaw Robert McGregor better known?
Rob Roy
Which famous raid did Guy Gibson lead in 1943?
The Dambusters
What was the former name for Halloween? All Hallow`s Eve, All Saints Eve or All Souls Eve?
All Hallow`s Eve
Who said in 1963 `All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin`?
John F. Kennedy (shortly followed by `ich bin ein Berliner`)
Which politcal party did American President Bill Clinton represent?
Democratic Party
What is the literal translation of the word `dinosaur`? Ancient Lizard, Great Lizard or Terrible Lizard?
Terrible Lizard
Which type of material was first manufactured in France at Nimes, from where it got its name?
Denim
In what year did Adolf Hitler commit suicide?
1945
Through which city did Lady Godiva famously ride naked?
Coventry
Who ruled England from 1837 to 1901?
Queen Victoria
Which baseball star did Marilyn Monroe marry in January, 1954?
Joe DiMaggio
What was the first name of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher`s husband?
Denis

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