1971 Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
1957 The first military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
1944 HMCS ATHABASKAN (RCN), sunk off north coast of Brittany, France in English Channel
1927 Construction of the Spirit of St Louis is completed
1916 Irish nationalists surrender to British in Dublin
1913 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper
1856 Peace between England & Russia
1852 First edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
1813 Rubber is patented
1715 John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
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.
The Great Plague
Sumerian Invention Of Writing
Fall of the Roman Empire
Landing on the Moon
Assasination of J.F.K
Discovery of the New World
Robert Catesby was the leader of the Gunpowder Plot and not Guy Fawkes.
In spite of various theories nobody actually knows for sure the birth place of the Irish Patron saint St. Patrick.
Walter Raleigh was certainly not responsible for introducing either the potato or tobacco to England.
The Guillotine was actually invented in Halifax, West Yorkshire as far back as 1286.
Antonio Meucci invented the telephone (his idea was almost certainly stolen by Alexander Graham Bell).
Contrary to popular belief, Chop Suey actually is a Chinese dish and was definitely not invented in America.
Marie Antoinette never said 'Let Them Eat Cake'?
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.
Man did not evolve from monkeys or apes.
Kilts, Bag-Pipes, Whisky, Golf, Haggis, Porridge and Tartan did not originate in Scotland.
Pub Quiz Reference - History Special Section
At which famous battle did Clive of India defeat Nawab of Bengal?
Joseph Jenkins Roberts was the first president of which country in 1847?
What was the name of General Franco's fascist party in Spain?
Which household appliance was invented by Mrs WA Cochran in 1889?
Who was the Foreign Secretary during World War I?
What was 'Checkpoint Charlie' named after?
Charlie From the Phonetic Alphabet
Who was the English monarch from 1625-1649?
Which clown closely associated with 'Blackpool Tower' died in 1979?
How was the European Recovery Program in the 1940s more commonly known?
Who famously coined the term 'Domino Theory' when referring to Communism spreading from one country to another within a region?
John Foster Dulles
In which Spanish city is the tomb of El Cid?
What was the maiden name of Sir Winston Churchill's wife?
Who was the only English king to be crowned on the field of battle?
Which 17th and 18th century movement tried to reform society using reason, challenging ideas engrained in tradition and faith, and advancing knowledge via scientific means?
Age of Enlightenment
What name was given to the marines who raided Bordeaux docks during World War II?
The 'Haymarket Massacre' of 1886 occurred in which American city?
Who located the first ever examples of 'Homo Erectus' fossils?
In which ancient land did the Ptolemeic dynasty rule?
Who is reputed to have said, "Today, I have gazed on the face of Agamemnon" after discoveries at Mycenae?
Where was Charles Lindbergh buried in 1974?
Hawaii (Maui Island)
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