CHRONOLOGY OF THE MODERN WORLD: 1763 TO THE PRESENT TIME compiled by Neville Williams. 923 pages. McKay. $12.50.
This book works as a compendium to comparative campy information, indispensable to Trivia players. Thus:
He (at a cocktail party): Did you know that in the same year Sigmund Freud wrote The Psychology of Everyday Life1901the Trans-Siberian Railway reached Port Arthur, W. Normann discovered the process for hardening liquid fats, the British Academy was founded, Walt Disney was born, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec died?
She: My word, no. But it reminds me of 1874. Imagine! W. E. Gladstone...