- Shakespeare’s mother was Mary Arden.
- Bermuda is now Britain’s oldest remaining colony.
- Han Chinese are the world’s largest ethnic group, and Mandarin Chinese the largest in terms of native speakers, with at least 960 million.
- Highway 407 in Ontario is the world’s first all-automated toll road.
- The ballet, La Tua Danza si Leggiera from the opera William Tell, is the source of The Green Hills of Tyrol.