Untitled Document 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1988 PSV wins Europe Cup
1986 Virgilio Barco elected President of Colombia
1986 Hands Across America - 7 million people hold hands from California to New York
1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1983 First National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1982 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
1977 Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
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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
4 D-Day Landings
5 Fall of the Roman Empire
6 Landing on the Moon
7 Assasination of J.F.K
8 Egyptian Pyramids
9 Discovery of the New World
10 The Crusades
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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. The British Prime Minister has three official titles, 'Prime Minister' and `Minister for the Civil Service' are two; what is the third?First Lord Of The Treasury

2. Which Labour Party leader, who was never Prime Minister, had the middle names Todd and Naylor?Hugh Gaitskill

3. Who deposed Richard II in 1399?Henry IV (Bolingbroke)

4. Who was the English monarch from 1603-1625?James I

5. The Battle of Suvla Bay was fought in which specific campaign?Gallipoli Campaign

6. Who became the UK's first female 'Solicitor General' in 2001?Harriet Harman

7. Which infamous character of World War II was arrested in a Danish wood?Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce)

8. Who discovered the dubious archaelogical artefact 'The Piltdown Man' in 1912 which was subsequently discovered to be fake?Charles Dawson

9. The Queen Maud mountains in Antarctica are named after a monarch from which country?Norway

10. Khedive was an ancient title in which country?Egypt

11. Henry Harley Arnold was the first US pilot to do what?Carry Mail

12. What was the name of the ship on which Dr Crippen was arrested after Radio had been used for the first time to aid the capture of a criminal?Montrose

13. Which long-serving Labour MP is known for their love of caravaning?Margaret Becket

14. Which ship was sunk by the submarine 'HMS Conqueror' in the Falklands War?General Belgrano

15. Which American was famous for his ride to warn of the approaching British?Paul Revere

16. What is the first name of the wife of Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne?Autumn

17. Who was the English monarch from 924-939?Athelstan

18. Who discovered the Grand Canyon in 1540?Garcia Lopez de Cardenas

19. Who owned the sword 'Joyeuse'?Charlemagne

20. Which explorer reached Florida in 1539?Hernando de Soto

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