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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:31 PM
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What was the first World city to surpass the 1 million mark in population?
Rome?
Alexandria?
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:32 PM
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1. Rome. I mis-remembered.
Edited on Sat Dec-03-05 10:38 PM by Crazy Guggenheim
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:33 PM
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2. No idea, but it's a fascinating question.
I'm going to stay awake until someone posts the answer.

I'd guess some city in China.

Redstone
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:35 PM
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3. Rome in 5 B.C.
Edited on Sat Dec-03-05 10:37 PM by XNASA
The next city would be London, but not for another 1800 years.

http://www.usefultrivia.com/history_trivia/history_triv...

I still want to know the answer to the question, "When was the largest gathering of people ever in America?"
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:39 PM
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4. That's right.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:40 PM
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5. was it "Hands Across America"?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:44 PM
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6. I looked that up....
And I don't think it was technically a gathering. In someplaces the chain of people of open for hundreds of miles, in the desert for example. More of a happening, but not really that many were actually 'gathered'.

I recently read that 2.5 million New Yorkers attended the Thanksgiving Day Parade. That's as big a number as I've come across so far. :hi:
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:46 PM
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7. Haw Haw!
You used "happening" as a noun! Loser!!
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:54 PM
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8. Yet another hackneyed Simpsons reference?
Pul-lease.......it's the back of line for you. :*
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:56 PM
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9. which one? "Noun"?
... :shrug:
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 11:00 PM
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10. Nelson?
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 11:02 PM
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11. No, CanuckAmok.
And who might you be?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 11:10 PM
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12. Hacienda.
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