Untitled Document 1990 SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
1988 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
1987 Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die
1986 USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain)
1972 Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
1964 Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
1964 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
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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. The 'Cato Street Conspiracy' was a plot to kill which British Prime Minister?Lord Liverpool

2. In what year was Korea split into two separate nations?1948

3. What was Alexander the Great's body reputedly preserved in?Jar of Honey

4. Which treaty of 1929 established the Vatican City as an independent sovereign state?Lateran Treaty

5. Which court was instituted in the 13th century in Derbyshire, specifically to deal with disputes in the lead mining industry?Barmote Court

6. Which Roman Emperor is said to have presided over the Edict of Milan?Constantine

7. Which King was nicknamed 'The Vain'?James I

8. What sank in the Solent in 1545 and was raised in 1982?Mary Rose

9. What name is given to the Spanish Parliament?Cortes

10. Which tudor king sponsored Henry Cabot?Henry VII

11. How many years was Louis XV King of France?59 Years

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

13. Which Chinese ruling dynasty came to an end in 1644?Ming

14. In which castle was Princess Margaret born?Glamis Castle

15. Which dynasty ruled in France from the 10th to the 14th century?Capetian Dynasty

16. Which British Prime Minister died in office in 1827, just 199 days after assuming the title?George Canning

17. Which Welsh journalist and explorer is supposed to have uttered the famous words, "Dr Livingstone, I presume"?Henry Morton Stanley

18. Deriving from the Old French for 'to forget', what name is given to a dungeon with a trapdoor in the ceiling which is its only means of entrance or exit?Oubliette

19. Vladimir Ulyanov was better known as which political activist and leader?Lenin

20. Which document features the name of its author Richard of Haldingham or Lafford?Mappa Mundi

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