Untitled Document 1990 Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province
1985 Launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite
1983 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan.
1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1972 Mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, seting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1952 First guided missile launched from ship during Korean Conflict.
1942 Reigner cable is sent to Stephen S. Wise - specifying Nazi plans to exterminate almost 4 million Jews.
1922 The first radio commercial is broadcast. .
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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 name is given to the Boeing 787 passenger aircraft?Dreamliner

2. Which famous ship and whiskey's name means 'short underskirt'?Cutty Sark

3. Which working class movement for political reform was founded in 1838 in Great Britain?Chartism

4. In which country did the Westgate Mall killings take place?Kenya

5. Who was the last British Prime Minister to be buried in Westminster Abbey?Clement Attlee in 1967

6. Who was British Prime Minister at the outbreak of World War I?Asquith

7. At which battle in 1298, did an English army, led by Edward I, defeat William Wallace and the Scots?Battle of Falkirk

8. Who was the captain of the ship 'Gypsy Moth IV'?Francis Chichester

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

10. Which king of Wessex was the grandson of Alfred The Great?Athelstan

11. James Hadfield attempted to kill which English king?George III

12. Who was the English monarch from 975-979?Edward the Martyr

13. Who became the first President of the newly formed Republic of Tanzania in 1964, a position he held until his retirement in 1985?Julius Nyerere

14. Which British monarch was the shortest-reigning lasting for just 9 days?Lady Jane Grey

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

16. Who was the first British monarch to visit America?George VI

17. Who became Leader of the House of Commons in 2012?Andrew Lansley

18. What was the name of the operation involving the ground phase of the 1991 Gulf War?Operation Desert Sabre

19. What did Trevor Baylis invent?Clockwork Radio

20. Who was the democratic candidate who lost to George Bush in the 'US Presidential Election' in 1988?Michael Dukakis

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