16/ From which English town did Glen Miller’s plane take off from on his last flight in December 1944?
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1/ Which US President was assassinated at Washington station in 1881?
James A. Garfield.
2/ Who in 1924 became the first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer?
3/ The newspaper, “The News of the World” published its last edition on 7th July 2011 following the phone-hacking scandal, when was it first published?
1st October 1843
4/ During whose US Presidential term did California and New Mexico become part of the USA as a result of the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty?
James K Polk
5/ In which war was the Battle of the Falkland Islands fought?
World War 1
(8th December 1914)
6/ What FOUR letters appeared on the Standard of the Roman legions?
SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus The Senate & People of Rome)
7/ In which year did the inaugural Ryder Cup event take place?
8/ What was the Roman name for the Essex city of Colchester?
9/ Who was the only unmarried President of the USA?
10/ For how many years did prohibition last in the USA?
Thirteen years (1920-1933).
11/ In which year was Catherine Howard executed?
12/ What was discovered by Alec Jeffries in Leicester in 1984?
13/ What was the first number one in UK album charts when they were first published in 1956?
“Songs for Swinging Lovers” by Frank Sinatra.
14/ In 2020 Joe Biden beat Donald Trump to the US Presidency, but which third candidate appeared on all the ballot papers?
Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian Party)
15/ Which country in 1988 became the first to issue polymer banknotes?
[RAF Twinwood] Bedford.
17/ Which British King married a bride that he had only met that day?
King George III.
18/ Which King was the father of the Duke of Monmouth, the leader of The Monmouth Rebellion of 1685?
19/ Which King died a prisoner at Pontefract Castle?
20/ Who became known as the “Brides in the Bath” murderer?
George Joseph Smith
21/ Which was the first of the Central Powers to sign the First World War Armistice?
22/ Whose victory at the 1759 Battle of Quebec effectively ended French control of Canada?
General James Wolfe.
23/ What was the title of the spin-off from “Are You Being Served?” which was aired for two seasons in the 1990s?
“Grace & Favour”
24/ What nationality was explorer Henry the Navigator?
25/ The first Miss World competition was held in London in 1951, from which country did the winner hail?
Sweden (Kimi Hakansson).