Untitled Document 1986 Voyager completes global flight, Rutan and Yeager make around-the-world flight without refueling
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1972 Earthquake destroys central Managua, Nicaragua
1968 Borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon
1968 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea
1962 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion
1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast network
1920 Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament
1919 First hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
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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. "Which poet wrote ""Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife"""?Thomas Gray from Elegy Wrtten in a Country Churchyard

2. A Shropshire Lad is a work of poetry by whom?A.E. Housman

3. The World Health Organization is an agency of which larger body?United Nations

4. What are the first names of writer J. R. R. Tolkien?John Ronald Reuel

5. Who founded the 'Boys Brigade' in 1883?William Smith

6. Who wrote 'Lark Rise to Candleford'?Flora Thompson

7. Who was the partner of Kid Curry in the 1970s western TV series?Hannibal Hayes

8. "What was Stanley Kubrick's last film, released in 1999"?Eyes Wide Shut

9. "Apraxia is the loss of the ability to do what, as often is the case of someone who has suffered a stroke"?Perform Complex Movements

10. Which characters were invented in 1957 in Belgium?Smurfs

11. Which planet of the solar system has the lowest density?Saturn

12. Which company was founded in 1998 by the merger of Grand Metropolitan and Guinness?Diageo

13. When is your 'paper wedding anniversary' traditionally celebrated?After Two Years

14. Who painted 'The Gleaners'?Jean Francois Millet

15. 'Hangar Straight' is a feature of which Motor Racing circuit?Silverstone

16. "Whose Law states that ""the volume of a given mass of gas at a constant temperature is inversely proportional to its pressure"""?Robert Boyle

17. Which letter denotes the highest band of council tax?H

18. "Which product was advertised with the slogan ""It feels right to hold the internet in your hands"""?I-Pad

19. "Which singer stated in his autobiography, that contrary to popular belief, he had never been a gravedigger"?Rod Stewart

20. Who composed the opera 'I Puritani'?Vincenzo Bellini

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