National Red Head Day / Parker Brothers Launches Monopoly

National Red Head Day

November 5

Redheads represent less than 2% of the world population, or about 2 in every 100 people. Famous redheads include Roman emperor Nero, Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, the ancient god of love Aphrodite, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oliver Cromwell, Emily Dickinson, Antonio Vivaldi, Thomas Jefferson, Vincent Van Gogh, Mark Twain, James Joyce, Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Galileo, and King David.

Parker Brothers Launches Monopoly

November 5, 1935

Monopoly is based on Atlantic City. The game is published in 47 languages and sold in 114 countries. Within a year of its release, 35,000 editions were sold each week. There have been 20 different tokens issued over the past 84 years. There is a total amount of $20,580 in cash in each standard game. More than 5 billion little green houses have been manufactured since the game’s launch.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Art Garfunkel – Singer – born in Forest Hills, New York

Tatum O’Neal – Actor – Los Angeles, California


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