Untitled Document 1990 Regional elections held, in what was East Germany
1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1985 Shite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
1985 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1984 US govt closes down due to budget problems
1984 There it goes! It could be, it might be, it’ s..." A sad day for long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans. Chicago lost to the Padres 7-1 in the National League Championship Series. 1986 Oct 04, Dan Rather, of The CBS Evening News, was mugged by two men in New York City.
1983 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1981 Olympic star Bruce Jenner added the title of actor to his resume. He joined singer Harry Belafonte in their first dramatic roles on NBC-TV’ s Grambling’ s White Tiger
1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1977 Pier 39 opens in SF
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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
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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Pub Quiz Reference - History Special Section
1. Which Chinese dynasty ruled from 206BC-220AD?Han

2. Which ship sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994 with the loss of over 800 lives?MS Estonia

3. Which 20th century US president adopted the slogan 'New Frontier'?John F Kennedy

4. Catherine the Great kept who in an iron cage in her bedroom?Her Wigmaker

5. In 1902, who succeeded his uncle, Lord Salisbury, as British Prime Minister?Arthur Balfour

6. Which aloof Labour politician once mistook mushy peas at a chip shop for guacamole?Peter Mandelson

7. Who became the first female Prime Minister of Australia when she took office in 2010?Julia Gillard

8. What was the real first name of revolutionary Che Cuevara?Ernesto

9. Who led the defensive forces at the 'Siege of Mafeking'?Lord Baden Powell

10. In which county is the Bronze Age monument 'Seahenge'?Norfolk

11. In the US Civil War, what pet did Robert E Lee have?Chicken

12. In the US Civil War, what were 'graybacks'?Body Lice

13. Where was Oceanus Hopkins born?On Board The Mayflower (The Only Child Born On It, 1620)

14. Which device did Henry Doherty patent in 1972?Pooper Scooper

15. Peter Stuyvesant, born in Holland, became Governor of which American city in 1647?New York (Then Named New Amsterdam)

16. Who was the Prime Minister of Japan during their involvement in World War II?Hideki Tojo

17. At which battle did the British and Egyptians defeat a much larger Sudanese army under the command of Kalifa Abdullah?Omdurman

18. Who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and later became President in 1817?James Monroe

19. What is the name of the national parliament of Iceland?Althing

20. Which king constructed the present day Westminster Abbey?Henry III

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