History questions This is a list of recently added questions about history. Play history quiz and see all the questions. UNIX, operating system family powering most of modern computers, servers and smartphones has been created byDennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson wrote original UNIX in 1969 and early 1970 at AT&T Bell Labs research center. It gained quick adoption in academia and business, and evolved into a family of both proprietary and free related versions and clones. Linux, Android, Mac OS X and iOS are also its derivatives.Created by: smyruinformatics riddles »very hard 30% Steve Jobs and Steve WozniakSteve Jobs and Steve Wozniak40Dennis Ritchie and Ken ThompsonDennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson43Bill Gates and Paul AllenBill Gates and Paul Allen21Linus ThorvaldsLinus Thorvalds35 What was the name of the U.S. military unit known as the 'Ghost Army'? 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, also known as the Ghost Army, was the US Army unit responsible for fooling the Germans into believing that the D-Day landings would be at Pas-de-Calais, not Normandy. Their next assignment was to create a fake Mulberry harbor. After that, they were tasked with faking the existence of two 30,000 man Allied armies in France. They accomplished this with inflatable tanks and cars, dummy radio communication, valleys full of tents, and recordings of gunfire, talking, and mechanical sounds. The Germans never discovered the secret of the 23rd.Created by: Grady LewisWW2 riddles »<10 answers23rd Headquarters Special Troops23rd Headquarters Special Troops032nd Deceptive Tactics Battalion32nd Deceptive Tactics Battalion024th Specialist Division (West)24th Specialist Division (West)034th Elite Task Group34th Elite Task Group1 How many different drugs and medicines were taken by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War?More than 70. Hitler in the last years of his life was taking a lot of different medicines which were prescribed by his personal doctor Theodor Morell. He regularly took methamphetamine (since 1942 he was addicted to it), and also substances containing barbiturates, opiates and cocaine. Albert Speer claimed that Hitler's obstinate resistance to retreat from the front was caused by drugs influence.Created by: Inesfamous people riddles »hard 59% 441071414351more than 70more than 701583he did not take at all as he was afraid of being poisonedhe did not take at all as he was afraid of being poisoned626 In how many coffins was Napoléon Bonaparte buried?6. In 1840 Napoléon Bonaparte was buried under the Dôme des Invalides- large church in Paris. The sarcophagus was put up on a green granite pedestal and contains a nest of six coffins: one made of soft iron, another of mahogany, two others of lead, one of ebony and finally the last one of oak.Created by: jonaniondeath riddles »hard 48% 112623368644259661152 Who was the last president of the Third Reich?Karl Dönitz was the last president of the Third Reich and Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. He authorized Alfred Jodl to sign the act of unconditional surrender that ended World War II in Europe.Created by: lubiesezamkiNazi riddles »hard 57% Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler778Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz2643Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl528Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels614 Which country started using 7 days in week?Babylon. The seven-day week has deep historical origins in the astrology of Ancient Near East, being approximately a quarter of a lunation. It was (independently) adopted by the Persian Empire, in Judaism and in Hellenistic astrology, and (via Greek transmission) in Gupta India and Tang China.Created by: $#O!@Bcalendar riddles »hard 59% Ancient GreeceAncient Greece279Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt244Ancient IndiaAncient India134BabylonBabylon962 Maria Skłodowska-Curie was committed to her job. Did she have any children?Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize. Her first daughter, Irene, decided to follow her mother's life path and received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935. Her second daughter, Eva, a writer and politician, was known as the "First Lady of UNICEF". She was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.Created by: naypaxscientists riddles »hard 57% She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.2108She was sterile as a result of the radiation.She was sterile as a result of the radiation.1691Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.8218Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.2172 Of what descent was the Bonaparte house?Italian. Napoleon Bonaparte was born as Napoleone di Buonaparte on the island of Corsica. He was derived from an italian aristocratic family. His ancestor, Francesco Buonaparte, moved from Liguria to Corsica, which was at the time a part of the Republic of Genoa, in the 16th century.Created by: naypaxhistory of France riddles »average 62% ItalianItalian2683BurgundianBurgundian692CatalonianCatalonian719North-AfricanNorth-African226 Which UN operation is considered to be the greatest failure of this organization?In 1994 in Rwanda. Slaughter of 1 million Tutsi took place in front of the peacekeeping forces, but the UN Security Council banned any intervention. Despite the dramatic appeals by UN units, their requests to authorize protection of civilians have been rejected.Created by: NymUnited Nations riddles »hard 59% In 1953 in KoreaIn 1953 in Korea978In 1964 in TurkeyIn 1964 in Turkey335In 1993 in SomaliaIn 1993 in Somalia2298In 1994 in RwandaIn 1994 in Rwanda5357 Who was the first king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem?Baldwin I of Jerusalem was one of the leaders of the First Crusade, who became the first Count of Edessa and then the second ruler and first titled King of Jerusalem. He was the brother of Godfrey of Bouillon, who was the first ruler of the crusader state of Jerusalem, although Godfrey refused the title of 'king' which Baldwin accepted.Created by: Michał FalkowskiKingdom of Jerusalem riddles »hard 51% Gotfryd de BouillonGotfryd de Bouillon599Danishmend GaziDanishmend Gazi407Baldwin IBaldwin I1284Alexios I KomnenosAlexios I Komnenos226 Play history quiz and see all the questions.