10 Historical Facts That Will Blow Up Your Mind
Discover fascinating and little-known historical facts that will leave you amazed and wanting to learn more. From ancient civilizations to modern times, this article will take you on a journey through history like never before.
When we try to think about historical events, we usually categorize them into “old days” and “modern times.” It is easy for the brain to remember things or events in different portions.
People mostly amuse themselves and their children by talking about historical facts. Do you ever pay attention to specific points that might seem to be connected with the contemporary world, but in reality, they are much older? These facts will astonish and surprise your brain in terms of their timing.
We may have confused you, but you need not worry. We have compiled a series of historical facts that will make you think twice about how you look at the past. These events happened more or less at the same time, but the categorization in our brains puts them in different time zones. Scroll below to check out these fantastic historical facts that will blow your mind.
George Washington, the first President of the United States died in 1799. Washington was commonly referred to as the “Father of His Country” by his countrymen for his significant contributions to the nation’s founding. The first fossil of a dinosaur was found in 1824. Thus George never knew that dinosaurs ever existed on this planet.
Did you know that the Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world, stretching over 13,000 miles across the northern regions of China?
The University of Oxford has a rich history that dates back several centuries. In fact, the institution was already established and thriving long before the Aztec empire was even discovered in 1428. Its legacy as one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions is a testament to the enduring importance of education and scholarship.
A scientific study has revealed that Mammoths, the extinct relatives of elephants were alive during the time when the ancient Egyptians were constructing their pyramids. This study has provided evidence that the last surviving population of mammoths on Wrangel Island, in the Arctic Ocean survived as recently as 4,000 years ago. This means that these amazing creatures lived much more recently than previously believed and were present during the same period as one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations.
Can you solve this mystery? John Tyler (the tenth president of America) was born in 1790 yet his grandchildren are alive.
Mother Teresa and Princess Diana passed away in the same year in 1997, only five days apart. Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who dedicated her life to serving the poor and sick, died on September 5, 1997, in Calcutta, India. Princess Diana, a beloved public figure and philanthropist died on August 31, 1997, in a car crash in Paris, France.
The movie Star Wars was released in the same year as the last time a person was executed by guillotine in France. Star Wars came out in 1977 and the last guillotine execution was in the same year.
Nintendo is a well-known company that creates popular video games, but did you know that it has a much older history that predates the video game era? Nintendo was founded in Japan in the late 19th century as a producer of traditional Japanese playing cards called Hanafuda. It wasn’t until many years later that the company shifted its focus to creating video games, but its early roots in traditional games and entertainment can still be seen in its products today.
Harriet the Tortoise, who passed away in 2006, was a very special animal. She was collected by none other than Charles Darwin himself during his famous visit to the Galapagos Islands in 1835.
Adolf Hitler, the infamous German dictator who led the Nazi party during World War II and Charlie Chaplin, the iconic English actor, comedian, and filmmaker, were both born in the same year in 1889. However, their legacies could not be more different. While Hitler is known for his atrocities and crimes against humanity, Chaplin is celebrated as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Interestingly, Chaplin even played the role of Hitler in one of his classic movies “The Great Dictator,” which was released in 1940.
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