Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trivia Bits 30 October


  • Children born between 1901 and 1910 are said to be from the Interbellum Generation - derived from the Latin inter- between and bellum- war, with those born during this time were too young to have served in the military during World War I, and were generally too old to serve as enlisted personnel in World War II,
  • US City Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love.
  • The children’s book The Old Man of Lochnagar was written by Prince Charles was published in 1980 in aid of The Prince's Trust charity.
  • In the proverb, every cloud has a silver lining.
  • Chicago's Lincoln Park was created in 1864. The original 120 acre cemetery had most of its graves removed and was expanded to more than 1000 acres for recreational use.
  • Pope John Paul I died in 1978.
  • Former Beatle, John Lennon, said Before Elvis there was nothing.
  • English social reformer George Williams founded the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in 1844.
  • Notre-Dame de la Paix Basilica in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is the world's largest cathedral at 158 m (518 ft) high covering an area of 30,000 sq metres (322,917 sq ft).
  • 1953 British comedy film The Titfield Thunderbolt was inspired by the restoration of the narrow gauge Talyllyn Railway in Wales and starred Stanley Holloway, George Relph and John Gregson, and was directed by Charles Crichton.

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