November 19, 2015 ON THIS DAY

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November 19, 2015 ON THIS DAY


Byline: COMPILED BY JAMES BLACK

IT'S DAY 323 OF 2015

THE typical British woman spends PS323 on their outfit, hair and make-up for special occasions, according to a survey. But one in five would spend less if they disliked the host.

IN A game of Cluedo, the odds of correctly guessing, on the first attempt, the correct murderer, location and weapon used are 323-1.

THE fastest biplane, an Italian Fiat built in 1941 during World War II, had a top speed of 323mph. The speed of Concorde was 1,350 mph.

THE world's largest church, covering 323,000 sq ft, is the Roman Catholic Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Africa's Ivory Coast, which is slightly bigger than St Peter's in Rome. In 1990, when it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II, it doubled the national debt of the country.

THERE ARE 42 DAYS LEFT

THE Earth's circumference at the equator is 24,902 miles, but the circumference of the Earth from pole-to-pole -- the meridional circumference -- is 24,860 miles, a difference of 42 miles.

ELVIS PRESLEY was 42 when he died in his bathroom at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1977. Elvis preferred to take sponge baths, using a rag and soap.

THERE are 42 individual muscles in the human face. Smiling engages 17 of these. THE Amazon river discharges more water in one week than every river in the UK combined in 42 weeks.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

CALVIN KLEIN, 73. The New York fashion designer who has made PS460 million from his clothing empire is now famous for his underwear adverts, starring celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Mark Wahlberg.

JODIE FOSTER, 53. Born in Los Angeles as Alicia Christian Foster, her big sister, Connie, acted as her body double in sexually suggestive scenes in the film Taxi Driver, in which a 12-year-old Jodie played a child prostitute. …

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