History Containing the Letter X

Can you guess these historical answers that contain the letter X?
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Last updated: April 2, 2020
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Author of "The Communist Manifesto"
Karl Marx
The only President of the U.S. whose last name contains an X
Richard Nixon
Born in Greece, he conquered Persia, and died in Babylon
Alexander the Great
Formation of spearmen employed by the above
Phalanx
The first disease to be completely eradicated, in the late 1970s
Smallpox
Germany, Italy, and Japan in WWII
Axis
Linen was first made from this plant over 4000 years ago in Egypt
Flax
Confederate Civil War song: "The land of cotton / old times there are not forgotten"
Dixie
Mythical creature sculpted in Giza, Egypt around 2500 B.C.
Great Sphinx
Wilhelm Röntgen discovered this part of the electromagnetic spectrum in 1895
X-ray
The Marquess of Queensberry endorsed rules for this sport in 1867
Boxing
Tapestry that tells the story of the Norman conquest of England
Bayeux Tapestry
What the Pope did to Henry VIII in 1538
Excommunicate
Edison's phonograph recorded sound on a cylinder made of this
Wax
"No ______ without representation", said the American colonists to King George III
Taxation
Legendary left-handed guitarist who died in London in 1970, age 27
Jimi Hendrix
The biggest news story in the UK in 2016
Brexit
Branch of Christianity that split from the Roman Catholics in 1054
Eastern Orthodox
Agatha Christie wrote about a murder on this train line connecting Paris and Istanbul
Orient Express
Cruel Roman method of execution used on Spartacus's followers
Crucifixion
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2020
Well technically roman Catholics from Christianity. Eastern Orthodox didn't change anything.
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2020
yes. it was the catholics that split off. better to make the clue more neutral.
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2020
It does not who was to "blame" for the splitting, merely that they split.
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Level 76
Apr 7, 2020
It makes the answer the subject of the verb "to split" - ergo it suggests they were the active party, rather than the passive one they were, in the split.
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
I cant write cruxifiction <- that's how I wrote it.
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Level 47
Apr 3, 2020
I wrote cruxification -_-
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Level 71
Apr 4, 2020
Typo in 3rd question, Babylon
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Level ∞
Apr 5, 2020
Okay, fixed
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Level 73
Apr 5, 2020
Was expecting a question about Don Quixote
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Level 65
Apr 8, 2020
or Xerxes!
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Level 69
May 27, 2020
tried x-men for the formation of spearmen.
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Level 66
Apr 27, 2020
Surprised not to see Xerxes as an answer
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Level 57
May 27, 2020
PLEASE give more type-ins for Bayeux!!!! Spent half the quiz trying to get it.
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Level 58
May 27, 2020
You've learnt to spell it now though, haven't you, so you won't need any type-ins in future :-)
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Level 35
May 29, 2020
Ooh, burn
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Level 80
May 27, 2020
I came up with a History by Letter - X quiz. Was a bit hard to find answers starting with, not just containing X, but I think it turned out just as well as most in the rest in the series.
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Level 75
May 27, 2020
The Bayeux Tapestry is a tapestry in name only - it is actually an embroidery (tapestries are woven)
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Level 54
May 27, 2020
orthodoxy didnt split. they split. also alexander wasnt just born in greece. he was greek.
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Level 52
May 27, 2020
You used Spartacus, but I think Jesus made crucifixion well known to us.
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Level 44
May 27, 2020
Jesus was far from the first and far from the last individual to be crucified and that reasoning would only really apply to Christians who haven't studied much on ancient Rome. Plus, I feel like the quiz-maker knew that he'd face some form of religious or anti-religious comments if he used Jesus as the example.
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Level 65
May 27, 2020
Your second sentence is probably accurate, but most educated non-Christians know Jesus was crucified. I suspect if you asked the average person to name someone who's been crucified, Jesus would be the most common answer, even among non-Christians.
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Level 80
May 28, 2020
my first answer would be Brian.
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Level 54
May 28, 2020
Could you accept some common misspellings like "sphynx" and "crucifixtion"?
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Level 53
May 29, 2020
How about the designation for porn, XXXX?
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Level 45
May 29, 2020
no comment
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2020
nothing about malcolm x?