About 66 percent of all the lawyers in the world live in the United States, with Los Angeles boasting more judges within its borders than in all of France.
The world's first open-heart surgery was performed in 1893 in Chicago by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams.
The oldest know pocket watch dates back to 1574. Made of gilt bronze, it pictures St. George slaying a dragon, framed in a laurel wreath. The back of the watch depicts the crucifixion. The watchmaker is unknown.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II named the first four women to peerage in the House of Lords in 1958.