random facts librarian

Random Facts

1865 facts

What was the speed limit in 1865?

In 1865 the first speed limit was introduced in Britain - 2 mph in town and 4 mph in the country.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865

[ | Random facts | ]

Bad days in paraguay

In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory.

Reference: https://cia.gov/cia//publications/factbook/geos/pa.html

[ | Random facts | ]