Untitled Document 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
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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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8 Egyptian Pyramids
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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. At which famous battle did Clive of India defeat Nawab of Bengal?Plassey

2. Joseph Jenkins Roberts was the first president of which country in 1847?Liberia

3. What was the name of General Franco's fascist party in Spain?Falange

4. Which household appliance was invented by Mrs WA Cochran in 1889?Automatic Dishwasher

5. Who was the Foreign Secretary during World War I?Arthur Balfour

6. What was 'Checkpoint Charlie' named after?Charlie From the Phonetic Alphabet

7. Who was the English monarch from 1625-1649?Charles I

8. Which clown closely associated with 'Blackpool Tower' died in 1979?Charlie Carolli

9. How was the European Recovery Program in the 1940s more commonly known?Marshall Plan

10. Who famously coined the term 'Domino Theory' when referring to Communism spreading from one country to another within a region?John Foster Dulles

11. In which Spanish city is the tomb of El Cid?Burgos

12. What was the maiden name of Sir Winston Churchill's wife?Hozier

13. Who was the only English king to be crowned on the field of battle?Henry VII

14. 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

15. What name was given to the marines who raided Bordeaux docks during World War II?Cockleshell Heroes

16. The 'Haymarket Massacre' of 1886 occurred in which American city?Chicago

17. Who located the first ever examples of 'Homo Erectus' fossils?Eugene Dubois

18. In which ancient land did the Ptolemeic dynasty rule?Egypt

19. Who is reputed to have said, "Today, I have gazed on the face of Agamemnon" after discoveries at Mycenae?Heinrich Schliemann

20. Where was Charles Lindbergh buried in 1974?Hawaii (Maui Island)

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