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History by Picture - U

Can you name these historic people, places, and things beginning with the letter U?
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Last updated: December 5, 2018
First submittedDecember 4, 2018
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former country (initials)
where she was a "conductor"
country ruled by this guy
Underground Railroad
famous fugitive
discovered in 1781
his first name was Hiram, but he is better known as ....
where the troubles happened
empire (750 A.D.)
unsupervised child
Umayyad Caliphate
Street Urchin
war recruitment poster character
spy plane
world's tallest building from 1890-1894
Ulm Minster
last king of Italy
merchant marine's nightmare?
settled by Mormons in 1847
city with no fixed location until 1778
side that wore blue (not grey)
Keats poem: Ode on a Grecian ...
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level 66
Dec 5, 2018
U nailed it.
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level 82
Dec 5, 2018
Totally missed it that the answers should start with U. Missed a couple of easy ones because of that.
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
Utterly unbelievable.
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level 77
Dec 5, 2018
According to "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_world%27s_tallest_buildings", the Cologne Cathedral was the world's tallest church from 1880-1890, with the Ulm Minster holding that honor from 1890 to 1894.
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level ∞
Dec 5, 2018
Thanks fixed. The Wikipedia page for Ulm Minster itself was in error so I fixed the Wikipedia page as well.
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level 67
Dec 28, 2018
#Hacks
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level 65
Dec 5, 2018
I missed the last one for some reason
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level 65
Dec 5, 2018
With regard to "where the Troubles" happened - they happened in Northern Ireland which comprises 6 of the counties of Ulster and not all 9 as depicted. The map is incorrect.
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level 72
Dec 5, 2018
True, and don't forget the capital T in Troubles!
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
It doesn't really matter for a simple quiz:
Although the Troubles primarily took place in Northern Ireland, at times the violence spilled over into parts of the Republic of Ireland, England, and mainland Europe.
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level 76
Dec 7, 2018
It matters if a map highlights areas where something didn't happen.
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level 74
Dec 11, 2018
There are almost all always going to be areas where something didn't happen, when you highlight the whole region.
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level 67
Dec 8, 2018
Yeap, @Granuaile is correct. The Trouble primarily took place in Northern Ireland, which is not the same as Ulster. Yes, there were disturbances in the Republic and the mainland UK, but the map doesn't include all of either country. You should rephrase the question. "Where the Troubles predominantly happened" would probably suffice.
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
Why did they draw the Unabomber as a porn star from back in the day?
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level 71
Dec 17, 2018
because everyone looked like a porn star in the late 70s and early 80s
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level 67
Dec 5, 2018
Thanks to Umberto Eco for the wild guess.
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level 71
Dec 6, 2018
As someone2018 pointed out, that mugshot looks *nothing* like the Unabomber. (I personally think it looks like DB Cooper!) Surely there is a better likeness of him with a free-to-use license (or in the public domain) that can be used instead? This one is only really famous for being of the wrong guy. (For those interested, how that seems to have happened: https://www.bustle.com/p/who-was-the-unabomber-sketch-artist-manhunt-unabomber-claims-there-was-more-than-one-78167)
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level ∞
Dec 6, 2018
I like the mugshot better.
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level 76
Dec 28, 2018
I got it immediately from the sketch which was circulated widely and often. I doubt I would have recognized the actual photo of the guy.
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level 79
Dec 28, 2018
That's a sketch, not a mugshot. A mugshot is a photograph.

It's a pretty poor likeness, but how many fugitives have names starting with "U" anyway?
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level 62
Dec 28, 2018
Uday Hussein (bit of a stretch)
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level 77
Dec 28, 2018
Also a bit like Weird Al Yankovic.
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level 59
Nov 16, 2019
I too thought of DB Cooper!
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level 53
Dec 28, 2018
15/18
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level 65
Dec 28, 2018
Is that a U-boat or am I just thinking pedantically? Also I picked Cologne...
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level 57
Dec 28, 2018
For merchant marine's nightmare, I feel like "unrestricted submarine warfare" should be accepted.
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