365 Fascinating Facts: And Reasons to Buy This Book
From ancient Egypt to modern times, this compendium presents interesting factoids, tidbits, and trivia from history for every day of the year. With intriguing snippets sure to please any history aficionado, this collection provides the answers to questions such as What was the first television advertising broadcast and what was advertised? When was the first executioner appointed in the United Kingdom and who was on the receiving end of his services? and What once caused Big Ben to run four and a half minutes slow?
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365 FASCINATING FACTS aircraft announced applied to patent April Atlantic August balloon Bank of England became the last began between London Bertrand Piccard Britain British broadcast BUY THIS BOOK Cambridge boat race Charles Charles Strite Christie’s commercial TV advert convicted December died earliest recorded earthquake Elizabeth Erica Roe established Fairey Delta February flight Frederick Simms French open tennis George Gideon Society Helen Sharman introduced invented Island January July June Junko Tabei killed lighthouse lit by electricity Lord Mary Melville Bissell Met Office monarch North North Foreland lighthouse November ocean liner October Paris Parliament passenger patented an early radio REASONS TO BUY Richard Royal September 1776 September 1894 September 1960 service began ship South Southampton station Street Surrey Tennis Championship took place Trevor Francis Trevor Hopwood UK newspaper UK opened UK was held UK’s USA became voyage weather forecast whilst woman in space women’s world’s