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Which country had a secret police force known as the Tonton Macoute?
Haiti
What was the 1st human invention that broke the sound barrier?
The whip
What name was given to the Samuri code of honour?
Bushido
What was the third last state to join the USA?
Arizona
Which King of England was crowned on Christmas Day?
William the Conqueror / William I (in 1066)
Who was Queen for just nine days in 1553?
Lady Jane Grey
Who overthrew King Idris in 1969?
Colonel Gaddafi (in Libya)
What was the name of the rocket used by Yuri Gagarin for the first manned space flight?
Vostok 1
Who had a two ounce stone cut from his bladder in 1658?
Samuel Pepys
Who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948?
Mahatma Ghandi
Which monarch held her nerve in the Bedchamber Crisis?
Queen Victoria
What was the name of King Henry VIII`s older brother?
Arthur (died in 1502 whilst still heir presumptive)
Which three letters did SOS replace as a Morse mayday signal?
CQD - CQ was a general call to all ships and D signalled Distress
In a competition in 1829, what beat Cycloped, Novelty, Perseverance and Sans Pareil?
Stephenson's Rocket (Rainhill Trials)
In which British city did the Peterloo massacre take place in 1819?
Manchester
Who was known as the Maid of Orleans?
Joan of Arc
Who was British Prime Minister on V-J Day?
Clement Attlee
During World War II, how was William Joyce better known?
Lord Haw-Haw
What is the name of the canoeist who famously faked his own death when he disappeared in 2002?
John Darwin
Who assassinated John Lennon?
Mark Chapman

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