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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.
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.
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.
Who served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams?
Timothy Pickering. President Washington appointed Pickering to the position of Postmaster General in 1791. After briefly serving as Secretary of War, he became the Secretary of State in 1795, and remained in that office after President Adams was inaugurated. President Adams dismissed him in 1800 due to Pickering's opposition to peace with France during the Quasi-War.
How many Presidents of the Third Polish Republic did the office hold in the 20th century?
3. The Third Polish Republic was founded in 1989. The first President was Wojciech Jaruzelski (31 December, 1989 - 22 December, 1990), the second one was Lech Wałęsa (22 December, 1990 - 22 December, 1995). The last President in the 20th century was Aleksander Kwaśniewski (23 December, 1995 - 23 December, 2005).