Thomas Cook, the world’s first travel agency in the world, was founded in 1850.

The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.

The British royal family changed their surname (last name) from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor, the name of their castle, in 1917.

When Alexander Graham Bell passed away in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell system in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute.

Burt Reynold’s father was the chief of police in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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