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In what field did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?
Literature. Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War.
What was the famous joke Ronald Reagan said as a microphone test in 1984?
Russia has just been outlawed. Reagan displayed a lot of humor. As a microphone test prior to his weekly radio address in August 1984, he said "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
What is Barack Obama's Middle name?
Hussein. Barack Hussein Obama II is named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Hussein is a commonly given Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". Hussein is also a surname of the royal family in Jordan.
Which organisation was the Vladimir Putin in as an agent?
KGB is a civilian intelligence and counterintelligence agency. In 1995, it changed its name to FSB. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was an officer of KGB in 1975-1990. In 1985-1990 he had served in the territory of Eastern Germany (GDR), where he'd take care of recruiting spies.
Which writer is known for his friendship with Fidel Castro?
Gabriel García Márquez. Castro and Márquez were friends for many years. In fact he was his messenger and used to deliver messages from Castro to Bill Clinton. He didn't broke contacts with Castro even after he started his brutal political persecution. Márquez used his influences to help some the persecuted people to get out of Cuba.
Who holds the record for the longest speech ever delivered at the United Nations?
Fidel Castro. Castro's speech from 1960 at the United Nations was 4 hours and 29 minutes long. His longest speech on record in Cuba was 7 hours and 10 minutes in 1986 at the III Communist Party Congress in Havana.
Which Muslim country was the first to elect woman to head of government?
Pakistan. Noted for her charismatic authority, Benazir Bhutto was nicknamed "Iron Lady" because of her hard line against the trade unions and tough rhetorical opposition to her rivals. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state.
Which country was ruled by Rafael Trujillo?
Dominican Republic . Rafael Trujillo was a Dominican politician, soldier and dictator, who ruled the Dominican Republic from February 1930 until his assassination in May 1961. His 31 years in power are considered one of the bloodiest eras ever in the Americas. Trujillo and his regime were responsible for many deaths, including between 1,000 and 30,000 in the infamous Parsley massacre.
Of which country was Alberto Fujimori President?
Peru. A Peruvian of Japanese descent, Fujimori was president of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He fled to Japan in 2000 amidst a corruption scandal. On April 2009, Fujimori was convicted of human rights violations against leftist guerrillas, and sentenced to 25 years in prison.