Special Sub-Topic: But Where Did It Happen? ( 2 )
|Benazhir Bhutto was elected the first female prime minister of a Muslim nation in 1988, but which country did she head?|
Pakistan. Ms. Bhutto, an Oxford graduate, collectively spent around six years in prison and under detention as a result of numerous false accusations against her.
|'I have a dream.' Martin Luther King Jr. fought diligently for black rights, and was murdered for his beliefs. In which US city was the assassination carried out?|
Memphis, Tennessee. In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize at just 35 years old. He donated his prize money to the civil rights movement.
|Upon sighting the Spanish Armada approaching the English coast in July, 1588, Sir Francis Drake is said to have refused to launch his fleet until he had finished his game of boules. In which town did he continue to play as the enemy threatened invasion?|
Plymouth. Although an English hero, the Spanish consider Drake to have been a racist and bloodthirsty pirate. They named him 'El Draqui'(the dragon,) and used him as a bogeyman to frighten children.
|Eureka! The great philosopher, Archimedes, is said to have discovered the principles of density and buoyancy whilst having a bath. Presumed to have been born in Greece, which Mediterranean island was he actually from?|
Sicily. Archimedes was born in the seaport colony of Syracuse in Sicily. He was killed there by a Roman soldier during the Second Punic War, whilst he was drawing an equation in the sand.
|Auschwitz was perhaps the most notorious and deadly of all the Nazi concentration camps, but in which country was it built?|
Poland. Remaining prisoners of Auschwitz were liberated by Red Army soldiers on January 27th, 1945. It is estimated that 1.5 millions souls perished in this camp alone.
|The Taj Mahal is a lavish monument, the most famous in India. It was built on the orders of Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631. In which town is it?|
Agra. Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his favourite wife. Soon after completion, the Emperor was imprisoned in a nearby fort by his son, where he spent the remainder of his days gazing at the monument from his window.
|The RMS Titanic was the biggest passenger liner in the world when she sank on her maiden voyage on 14th April, 1912. Widely assumed to have been built in Liverpool, where was she actually constructed?|
Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1898, 14 years prior to the disaster, Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called 'Futility' about the largest ship ever made hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on a cold, April night. The fictitious ship was called the 'Titan.'
|In 1876, Lt.Colonel George Custer led his men into battle for the last time to be defeated by the Indians at Little Bighorn. In which US state is this part of the river; the site of the battle?|
Montana. Little Bighorn was the pinnacle of the Indians' power. However, within a year the Sioux nation was crumbling. Custer's 'last stand' would prove to be their last stand too.
|In the early hours of April 26th 1986, the world experienced its worst ever nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Formerly part of the USSR, where is Chernobyl now?|
Ukraine. Twenty years on, radiation is still being emitted from the disaster site and government workers continue to police the zone, clearing up any radioactive material they might stumble upon.
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