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Did you know that the worlds first Odeon cinema opened in Birmingham in 1930.

Did you know that Britains first ever 4 wheel petrol driven car was made in the city by Frederick Lanchester in 1895.

Did you know that Birmingham has 22 more miles of canals than Venice.

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Famous Birmingham people:

Alan Milburn
Albert Ketelbey
Alexander Parkes
Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
Ann Haydon-Jones
Clare Short
Daniel Sturridge
David Edgar
Edward Burne-Jones
Enoch Powell
Francis Aston
Francis Galton
George Holyoake
Gillian Wearing
James Garvin
John Copley
John Curry
John Rogers
John Taylor
Julie Walters
Kenneth Tynan
Margaret Leighton
Max Pemberton
Mike Skinner
Neville Chamberlain
Ozzy Osbourne
Ralph Robert Wheeler Lingen
Rex Warner
Richard Hammond
Robert Kilroy-Silk
Sax Rohmer
Sir Napier Shaw
Thomas C Smout
Tony Garnett
Tony Hancock
Toyah Wilcox

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The way to tell if a man is sexually excited is to check if he is breathing - Jo Brand
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Saxon King Edmund martyred by the Vikings - 0869, Battle of Quiberon Bay - 1759, Nuremberg Trials begin - 1945, Snowdonia designated a National Park - 1951, Windsor Castle is damaged by fire - 1992, Diana Admits Adultery - 1995, Judith Keppel Who wants to be a Millionaire Winner - 2000
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