History Quiz Round 2

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In which century was The War of the Roses?


In 1764 James Hargreaves invented the first practical spinning frame with multiple spindles, by what was it known?
The Spinning Jenny. 


The first steam driven public railway was opened in 1825 and was called what?
The Stockton and Darlington Railway


2001 saw the completion of the project to map the genetic structure of the human body. What was the project called?
The Human Genome Project


In June 1954 the worlds first nuclear power station to generate power to a grid was opened in which country?


In which year was the World Wide Web's first web page published?


The first successful cloning of a mammal was in 1996. What was the resulting mammel known as?
Dolly the sheep 


Which was the first Olympic Games to establish the Paralympic Games?
Rome, 1960


The creation of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the system of floating foreign exchange rates followed which agreement in 1944
The Bretton Woods Agreement


What event took place in 1985, watched by a global audience of 1.9 Billion from 150 countries?
Live Aid concert