AA's Big Book

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AA's Big Book

Postby Tim » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:26 pm

30 million copies of AA's Big Book have been printed. Here's a trivia question for you. When was the one millionth copy printed and to whom was it given?




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Postby GeoffS » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:01 am

Around 1975, they gave the one millionth to Tricky Dicky (President Nixon)

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Postby Tim » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:22 am

GeoffS wrote:Around 1975, they gave the one millionth to Tricky Dicky (President Nixon)


You're right, Geoff! The one millionth copy of the Big Book, which rolled off the presses in 1973, was presented to Richard Nixon, American president from 1969 to 1974.

During the 1985 50th AA Anniversary in Montreal, Canada, Ruth Hock was given the 5 millionth Big Book. House of Seagrams flew their flags at half mast for 3 days.

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Postby Dallas » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:11 am

These make great party questions, where the participants can't go online to find the answers. :lol: I think it would be fun if we can add a few of these to the site here. Want to play? :wink:

And, contgrats on your answer Geoff!

Question: "What was Bill W.'s middle name?"




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Postby GeoffS » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:24 am

Visited the Griffith house in Vermont in October.

Bill used his middle name Griffith as his surname in a couple of press articles early on....

Ok, to follow on, what was Dr Bob's middle name?

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Postby Dallas » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:56 am

Holbrook. :wink:





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