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1. When the Alderman's daughter began
In the House she denied that her plan
Was to get to be leader
But managed indeed a
Career that eclipsed every man
Who was the first woman to became the UK's Prime Minister?
2. There once was an abbot and he
Did studies with hybrids of pea
But sadly his peers
Took several years
To see things genetically.
Who became known as the 'Father of Genetics'?
3. She was born with the name Frances Gumm
And she landed the chance to make some
Movie with a scarecrow
Going over the rainbow
And she later became Liza's mum.
Who was the star of "The Wizard of Oz"?
4. An American homeopathic
Killed his wife in a murder quite graphic
Took a boat to Quebec
With his mistress, by heck,
But was captured by means telegraphic.
Who murdered his wife in England and was caught en route to Canada using the new technology of telegraphy?
5. "Judas!" they yelled at this star
When he used an electric guitar
"Rolling Stone", "Mighty Quinn"
"Hurricane", "Ship Comes In"
He's the "Nobel"ist rocker by far.
Who is the rock star who won a Nobel Prize in Literature?
6. Whether hero or villain is moot
Bashed the Spanish, and pilfered their loot
Saw off their Armada
Played bowls and, much harder,
He travelled a globe-circling route.
Who was the English naval hero who sailed in the Golden Hind?
7. A writer of futurist fiction
Once gave out a surefire prescription
For income inflation:
He did - it was quite some prediction!
Who was the sci-fi author who started Scientology?
8. Six foot three and a half, mean as hell,
Forty fights, undefeated as well
Gave Ali his best shot
"Is that all that you got?"
And it was in Zaire that he fell.
Which boxer lost to Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" and went on to make a fortune from his grills?
9. A unique and historic sensation
For a whole new post-war generation
"Hound Dog", "All Shook Up"
How the kids lapped it up
And they so loved his pelvic gyration.
Who was the Mississippi-born performer who Ed Sullivan called "unfit for family viewing"?
10. She's the bestselling writer of crime
Who wrote sixty plus books, but one time
She created a furore
A mystery story
Going missing - no reason or rhyme.
Who was the creator of Poirot and Marple who went missing?
Source: Author Upstart3
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