Great about Liverpool?
Patrick said to have sailed from the River Mersey on his mission
to Ireland, 432.
established by royal charter in 1207.
first recorded cargo from America lands in Liverpool, 1648.
first circulating library, the Lyceum, built in 1758.
first school for deaf people, built in 1825.
and greatest steeplechase, the Grand National, 1839 (National
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded 1841.
first chess club, 1857.
Art Gallery is U.K.'s first public art gallery, 1877.
first female doctor opens practice in Liverpool, 1884.
Buildings are Europe's first skyscraper, 1907.
of the Beatles -- Yeah, Yeah Yeah!
named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, 2004.
named European Capital of Culture, 2008.