Untitled Document 1968 The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated
1961 U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
1954 IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1954 German airline Lufthansa forms
1944 Icelandic voters sever all ties with Denmark
1944 Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists
1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic
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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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1 Industrial Revolution
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. What very peculiarly happened to former New York mayor Peter Stuyvessant's amputated leg?It Was Given A Full Funeral

2. King Boris III died in 1943, of which European country was he king?Bulgaria

3. Which fragrance was first made for the Russian Count Orloff in 1768?Imperial Leather

4. Give any year in which the second 'Boer Wars' were fought?1899-1902

5. Who were the first people to measure the year?Babylonians

6. Which French king nicknamed 'The Amorous', followed Henry I and was excommunicated twice?Philip I

7. Which female world leader became president of the Oxford Union in 1977?Benazir Bhutto

8. What was the name of the last surviving 'Tommy', from World War I, who died in 2009, aged 111?Harry Patch

9. Who was the British defence secretary during the Falklands War?John Knot

10. What was the name of the general, and political leader, who led the Mexican forces at the 'Battle of the Alamo' in 1836?Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna

11. Which French king was assisted by Joan of Arc in defeating the English?Charles VII

12. Which government minister was shamed in 1992, when actress Antonio de Sancha told the press about his extra marital affair with her?David Mellor

13. Which Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 'People's Budget' of 1909?David Lloyd George

14. Which French Prime Minister was executed for treason in 1945?Pierre Laval

15. Which American president fathered 15 children?John Tyler

16. Who ran through the streets naked crying 'Eureka!'?Archimedes

17. Which British monarch held a ceremonial public meeting which became known as The Delhi Durbar?George V

18. Who was the English monarch from 1037-1040?Harold I

19. Which American general infamously switched sides to the British in the American War of Independence?Benedict Arnold

20. Who was the English monarch from 1714-1727?George I

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