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Between 1981 and 2000, thousands of women protested against the siting of nuclear weapons at which RAF base in Berkshire?Grrenham Common
Which President of the United States spent the longest time in office?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Which politician is frequently described as the founder of the NHS?Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan
Who in 1990, became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office?Benazir Bhutto
Who followed Gordon Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer?Alistair Darling
Which British Prime Minister said 'History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it'?Winston Churchill
Who was the last viceroy of India?Lord Louis Mountbatten
Who is the only President of the United States to have resigned mid-term?Richard Nixon
Who was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union?Mikhail Gorbachev
Who has served as British Prime Minister the most times?William Ewart Gladstone, served 4 times
Who became the first person to hold the office of Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1942?Clement Attlee
Which former US President was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961?Barack Obama
After what battle was the American National Anthem written?The war of 1812
Approximately, how long ago was Stonehenge built?5000 years
During the massacre of Glencoe, who was ruling at the time?William of Orange
During what war was Pearl Harbor bombed?World War II
During World War II, in which year did Singapore surrender to the Imperial Japanese army?1942
From which religion is the trickster God ‘Loki’ from?Norse
How did America get the Statue of Liberty?It was a gift from France
How did Edward VII die?Cancer (Throat)
How did Princess Diana die?Car Crash
How did Tsar Ivan the Terrible of Russia, the blood-thirsty 'Butcher of Novgorod' die?Playing Chess
How long did the 100 year war last?116 years
How many Years after the Battle of Trafalgar did the Battle of Waterloo take place?10 (strictly 9 Years and 8 Months – Oct 1805 – June 1815)
How old does someone or something have to be to have a centennial?100 years old
How old was William Pitt when he became Prime Minister in 1783?24
How was Josip Broz better known?Tito
In 2018, the RAF celebrated which milestone?100 years old / Centennial
In America, what famous animal is said to predict the next 6 weeks of weather every February 2?Groundhog
In medieval France, what was a woman who had committed adultery sometimes required to do by way of punishment?Chase a chicken through the streets naked
In the Defenestration of Prague in 1618, what were people thrown out of?Windows
In the late 19th century, Jack the Ripper was a...?Serial Killer
In what Year did Elvis Presley first enter the UK Charts with ‘Heartbreak Hotel’?1956
In what year did John F Kennedy become President of the United States?1961
In what year was the Battle of Agincourt?1415
In which City would you find the Scottish Royal Palace of Holyrood House?Edinburgh
In which decade was the telephone invented?1870s
In which year did the Vietnam War end?1975
In which Year did Tony Blair become the leader of the British Labour Party?1994
In which Year was a British Task Force sent to recover the Falkland Islands after an Argentinian invasion?1982
In which Year was William Shakespeare born?1564
In World War I, the UK and US created 'Dazzle Ships' by painting whole ships with large scale geomatric patterns and shapes. Why did they do this?Camouflage the ships
In World War II, the British soldiers known as the 'Forgotten Army' fought where?Burma
Kuwait was invaded by which country in 1990?Iraq
Louis XIV of France reportedly owned more than 1,000 what?Wigs
Marilyn Monroe sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’. Who was the President she sang it to?John F. Kennedy
Name the famous ship captained by Sir Francis Drake?The Golden Hind
Of which US President did HL Mencken say 'If he became convinced tomorrow that coming out for cannibalism would get him the votes he sorely needs, he would begin fattening a missionary in the White House backyard come Wednesday'?Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Battle of Hastings was in what year?1066
The British Aircraft credited with victory during The Battle of Britain are?Spitfire and Hurricane
The Great Fire of London in 1666 started in a bakery located on which street?Pudding Lane
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 sought to remove which King and his MP’s from power?King James I
The nursery rhyme 'Ring a Ring o' Roses' refers to which historic event?The Black Death
The severance of which body part belonging to British naval captain Robert Jenkins led to a nine-year war with Spain in the eighteenth century?Ear
The storming of the Bastille was a part of which historic event?French Revolution
This part-time race car driver invented the bucket seat in 1969?Steve McQueen
True or False? Catherine the Great of Russia was so angry when she found dandruff on her collar that she imprisoned her hairdresser in an iron cage for three years?True
True or False? The American Civil War got its name because the two sides were extremely polite to each other?False
What Battle happened in 1066?The Battle of Hastings
What Country gave Columbus the ships to explore?Spain
What country was neutral during World War II? Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands or RussiaSwitzerland
What country was the first to legalize trade unions in 1824?Great Britain
What country was the first to use poison gas in WWI?Germany
What country was the Treaty of Versailles held in?France
What day was Pearl Harbor attacked?1941-12-07 00:00:00
What did Elizabeth Fry reform?Prisons
What did Mad King Otto of Bavaria like to shoot every morning before breakfast?A Peasant
What did Sir Isaac Newton invent? Reflecting Telescope
What do the stars mean on the US Flag?50 States
What does AD stand for when used in the Gregorian calendar?Anno Domini
What does SAS stand for?Special Air Service
What famous event occurred in the French Revolution on July 14 1789?The Storming of the Bastille
What famous ship sank in 1912?Titanic
What happened to Anne Boleyn?Beheaded
What is the name of the series of wars that occurred between 1096 and 1487?The Crusades
What is the oldest naval wooden ship still afloat?USS Constitution
What major event stopped the Great Plague of London?The Great Fire of London
What massacre took place in South Africa in 1960?Sharpeville Massacre
What piece of clothing is a petticoat?An Underskirt
What ship hit an iceberg and sank in 1912?Titanic
What trait distinguished Queen Mary, consort of King George V of Great Britain?She was Kleptomaniac
What type of horse was the medieval destrier?It was the finest strongest war-horse
What vital role in WWII was played by Major William Martin, Royal Marines?He never existed
What was Hitler’s Book called?Mein Kampf
What was the Bloomsbury Set?A group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists in the first half of the 20th century
What was the cause of Henry VIII creating the Anglican Church?In order to annul his marriage with Catherine of Aragon
What was the former name of the city of New York, USA, before the English captured it in the 17th Century?New Amsterdam
What was the name of King Arthur's sword?Excalibur
What was the name of the battle immediately before the Battle of Hastings in 1066 where King Harold decisively defeated the Vikings ambitions forever in the UK?Stamford Bridge
What was the name of the botched invasion of Cuba in 1961 by a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group that heightened World tension?Bay of Pigs
What was the name of the Space Shuttle that exploded in 1986?Challenger
What was the nickname of William I of England?The Conqueror
What was the nineteenth-century Princess Alexandra of Bavaria convinced that she swallowed as a child?Grand Piano made from glass
What was the number of the last King Louis to be King of France?18th (Louis XVIII 1814-1824)
What was the weakness of Achilles?Heel
What year did Bangladesh become an independent country?1971
What year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?1963
When did Adolf Hitler come to power in Germany?1933
When did the Battle of Hastings happen?1066
When did the Terrorist attacks happen to the twin towers?9/11 (2001)
When is VE Day?2008-05-01 00:00:00
When was VE Day?8 May 1945
Where did Abe Lincoln call home?Springfield, Illinois
Which animal has been said to have infested London with the plague?Rats
Which British Politician won the Admiral’s Cup in 1971 in his yacht ‘Morning Cloud’?Sir Edward Heath
Which British prime minister introduced the poll tax?Margaret Thatcher
Which British Prime Minister signed the Munich Agreement in 1938?Neville Chamberlain
Which checkpoint was there a stand off at the Berlin Wall?Checkpoint Charlie
Which countries went to war over the Falkland Islands?Great Britain and Argentina
Which country conducted the first recognised and recorded national census?Iceland
Which Country was Nelson Mandela president?South Africa
Which Country was previously ruled by Tsars?Russia
Which famous African American was arrested for sitting on the 'white' part of the bus?Rosa Parks
Which famous battle is depicted in the World Famous Bayeux Tapestries?The Battle of Hastings, 1066
Which King of England was crowned on Christmas Day?William I (1066)
Which King of England was found buried under a car park?Richard III
Which Middle East war broke out in October 1973?Yom Kippur War
Which Monarch was on the throne of England during the Spanish Armada?Queen Elizabeth I
Which of Henry VIII's wives was the mother of Elizabeth I?Anne Boleyn
Which of Henry VIII’s six wives is buried beside him?Jane Seymour
Which of the world's greatest scientists lived from 1879-1955?Albert Einstein
Which of these countries gained independence due to the dissolution of the USSR in 1991? Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania or MacedoniaMacedonia
Which person is the only Nazi Party member to be buried on Mount Zion, a hill in Jerusalem, Israel?Oskar Schindler
Which president came up with the idea of the League of Nations?Woodrow Wilson
Which sea is mentioned in the Bible?Galilee
Which US President pushed for the creation of the Panama Canal?Theodore Roosevelt
Which wife did Henry VIII uncharitably label 'The Flanders Mare’?Anne of Cleves
Who became German President in 1932?Paul von Hindenburg
Who became the President of the USA in 1929, the Year of the Wall Street Crash?President Herbert Hoover
Who commanded the British fleet at the Battle of Jutland?Admiral John Jellicoe
Who compiled a Book of Words, published in 1852, that were arranged according to their meanings?Peter Mark Roget
Who defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588?Sir Francis Drake
Who defined democracy as 'of the people, by the people, for the people'?Abraham Lincoln
Who described Britain as a nation of shopkeepers?Napoleon Bonaparte
Who did Anne Boleyn give birth to?Elizabeth Tudor (Elizabeth I)
Who fought in the first Opium War?Britain and China
Who gave up his throne for the woman he loved?Kind Edward VIII
Who invented the World's first aircraft?The Wright Brothers
Who once said 'Trying is the first step towards failure’?Homer Simpson
Who painted the famous portrait, the Mona Lisa?Leonardo da Vinci
Who succeeded Hindenburg as Germany's head of state?Adolf Hitler
Who was Britains longest serving Prime Minister, a term that lasted for 20 years and 315 days?Sir Robert Walpole
Who was Napoleon’s first wife?Empress Joséphine
Who was Prime Minister of Britain the day Diana, Princess of Wales, died?Tony Blair
Who was the first Roman Emperor to greatly promote Christianity in Ancient Rome?Constantine I
Who was the first US President to live in the White House?John Adams
Who was the forth wife of Kind Henry VIII?Anne of Cleeves
Who was the General to lead the militia across the Delaware?General George Washington
Who wrote a very famous diary detailing the Fire of London and the Black Death?Samuel Pepys
Who, in 1906, became the first US President to travel abroad?Teddy Roosevelt
Whom did Adolf Hitler marry in 1945?Eva Braun
Whom did the Roman Emperor Caligula try to make a consul, to the surprise of many?His Horse
Whose fate was determined by a Diet of Worms?Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Why was King Charles VI of France terrified of travelling by Coach?He was convinced that he was made of Glass and the vibration would cause him to shatter