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Why are there 37 numbers on European roulette wheels?

Roulette combined the numbers of hoca/biribi with an English wheel used in at least three games: roly-poly or rowlet, ace of hearts, and E/O (even and odd). The English had begun playing roly-poly in ...
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When was the first known international call between two heads of state or government?

In early 1887, a telephone line between Brussels and Paris was completed, and at the opening of the line on February 2nd, King Leopold II of Belgium and President Jules Grévy of France spoke over the ...
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