Untitled Document 1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1984 Summer Olympics opens in LA
1981 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer
1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
1978 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
1975 Ford became first US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee
1973 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
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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. Give a year in the reign of Ivan the Terrible of Russia?1533 - 1584

2. In what year did the Royal Navy's daily rum ration end?1970

3. In which year was Windsor Castle badly damaged by fire?1992

4. What nickname was given to the American World War II general, George Patton?Blood And Guts

5. In what year did the 'Boston Tea Party' take place?1773

6. Which explorer, with a bay named after him in Canada, also explored the Guinea coast of Africa and was frequently arrested for piracy without ever being charged?Martin Frobisher

7. What relation was Queen Victoria to George IV?Niece

8. Which village in Derbyshire is known as 'Plague Village'?Eyam

9. Who was the youngest first lady in American history when she took on the role with Grover Cleveland?Frances Folsom

10. Which arid region of Africa has been disputed by Ethiopia and Somalia since the 1970s?Ogaden

11. In what year was the Nazi Party formed?1920

12. In what year did Clement Attlee become leader of the Labour Party?1935

13. Who was the mother of Isabella of Castille?Catherine of Aragon

14. Which English estate was presented to the nation by Sir Arthur Lee in 1917?Chequers

15. Which word, deriving from the French for 'overseas', was given to the Crusader states of the Eastern Mediterranean after the first crusade?Outremer

16. In which year was Winston Churchill born?1874

17. Which Habsburg ruler decreed that European jews would adopt surnames in 1787?Joseph the Tolerant

18. Who was the leader of the Polish trade union Solidarity?Lech Walesa

19. Which Italian city was called 'Patavium' by the Romans?Padua

20. Who served as American President from 1929-33?Herbert Hoover

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