Untitled Document 1982 Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins
1974 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
1972 Kwame Nkrumah president of Ghana, dies at 62
1965 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable nappy
1961 UK grants Sierra Leone independence
1961 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
1960 The first atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
1960 France grants Togo independence
1957 Mario A Gianini creator of the maraschino cherry, dies
1950 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
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Moon Landing - On July 20th 1969, 4 days after take off Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touch down on the Moon. Michael Colllins the 3rd member of the crew remained in the capsule whilst Armstrong and Aldrin performed their historic walk on the moon with the now legendary quote 'it's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind. Further missions were made to the moon and Alan Sheperd famously played a few golf shots with a Wilson 6-Iron golf club.
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2 The Great Plague
3 Sumerian Invention Of Writing
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7 Assasination of J.F.K
8 Egyptian Pyramids
9 Discovery of the New World
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1 Robert Catesby was the leader of the Gunpowder Plot and not Guy Fawkes.
2 In spite of various theories nobody actually knows for sure the birth place of the Irish Patron saint St. Patrick.
3 Walter Raleigh was certainly not responsible for introducing either the potato or tobacco to England.
4 The Guillotine was actually invented in Halifax, West Yorkshire as far back as 1286.
5 Antonio Meucci invented the telephone (his idea was almost certainly stolen by Alexander Graham Bell).
6 Contrary to popular belief, Chop Suey actually is a Chinese dish and was definitely not invented in America.
7 Marie Antoinette never said 'Let Them Eat Cake'?
8 Although there is no outright proof, documentary evidence points firmly towards Richard Ameryk as being the person whom America was named after rather than the popular theory of Amerigo Vespucci.
9 Man did not evolve from monkeys or apes.
10 Kilts, Bag-Pipes, Whisky, Golf, Haggis, Porridge and Tartan did not originate in Scotland.
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1. In what year was the Mexican revolutionary 'Pancho Villa' killed?1923

2. Which English king was born at Dunfermline Palace in 1600?Charles I

3. In what year did Margaret Thatcher become Conservative party leader?1975

4. Which English monarch was married to Anne of Denmark?James I

5. Operation Bernhard' was a Nazi plot to do what in World War II?Destabilise British Economy With Forged Banknotes.

6. Who was the Commander in Chief of the French Army in August 1914?Joseph Joffre

7. Who is the leader of the 'Green Party' of England and Wales?Caroline Lucas

8. Who was the maternal grandfather of Henry VIII?Edward IV

9. In what year was the 'Battle of the Nile'?1799

10. Deriving from the Old French for 'to forget', what name is given to a dungeon with a trapdoor in the ceiling which is its only means of entrance or exit?Oubliette

11. Eleanor of Castille was the first Queen Consort of which English monarch?Edward I

12. What was Mohandas Gandhi's profession?Lawyer

13. In which country did the 'Velvet Revolution' take place in 1989?Czechoslovakia

14. The 'Redshirts' were followers of which historical leader?Garibaldi

15. Which 15th century Norfolk family famously went from peasantry to living in a castle at Caistor within three generations?Paston

16. Who invented Disc Brakes in 1902?Dr Lanchester

17. The Guardian cartoonist, Steve Bell, always portrayed which politician with his Y-fronts outside his trousers?John Major

18. What was the name of the American who patented a burglar-proof lock described as 'magic and infallible'?Linus Yale

19. In what year was the 'Great Fire of London'?1666

20. Name the Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971 who fostered Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War?John Gorton

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