Untitled Document 1996 Prince Edward and girl-friend Sophie Rhys-Jones visited Greystoke Castle
1993 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
1993 French government of Balladur forms
1992 PJ Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
1992 64th Academy Awards (Silent of the Lambs sweeps with Best Picture, Anthony Hopkins as Best Actor and Jodie Foster as Best Actress)
1991 William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
1991 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vre Folk" (Free People)
1990 Riot police in Quebec City break up demonstration by 2,000 marchers against university tuition fee increases;
1988 second Soul Train Music Awards
1987 Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for record 22.5M ($39.7 million)
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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 politician, in a famous speech, quoted Euripides, by saying, "Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad"?Enoch Powell (Rivers of Blood speech)

2. Who was the first president of the Royal Academy?Joshua Reynolds

3. John Bradshaw was the first of 59 signatories on the death warrant of which historical figure?Charles I of England

4. Who in 1939 called Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother "the most dangerous woman in Europe"?Adolf Hitler

5. What name was given to a Turkish Lord in the Ottoman Empire?Bey

6. How was Alexander the Great's body preserved?In A Large Jar Of Honey

7. What name was given to the radical democrats led by Robespierre?Jacobins

8. What name is given to a ship's officer who is in charge of the equipment and crew?Boatswain

9. The phrase "Bob's your uncle" is often said to have arisen from the nepotistic relationship between which two former British Prime Ministers?Lord Salisbury and Arthur Balfour

10. Which woman became not only the first female doctor in the UK but also the first female mayor?Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

11. Which animal was the symbol of freedom in ancient Rome?Cat

12. Which Congress met and subsequently redrew the boundaries of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars?Congress of Vienna

13. What year saw the culmination of the 'Cuban Missile Crisis'?1962

14. How many houses were destroyed in the Great Fire of London?13200

15. What was the name of the American who patented a burglar-proof lock described as 'magic and infallible'?Linus Yale

16. Who invented the 'Television'?John Logie Baird

17. Nominated by Bill Clinton, who, in 1993, became the first female Attorney General of the USA?Janet Reno

18. Which US President wrote the 'Bill of Rights' and led the USA into the 'War of 1812' against Great Britain?James Madison

19. The King and Crown Prince of which nation were murdered in 1908?Portugal

20. Which former British Prime minister died at Coldstream in 1995 aged 92?Alec Douglas Home

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