Tag: interesting

This 1950s science kit for kids came with real uranium

The world’s first submarine was a total garbage fire of a creation, and yes, of course they still used it

This historical figure’s legacy? When you gotta go, don’t hold it. Unless you want to die.

How a war popularized Kraft mac n’ cheese

This light-skinned black actress refused to reject her culture for Hollywood’s perks, and she became an icon

Benito Mussolini’s horrifying death was a massive dose of payback from his pissed off citizens

September 20, 1893: The first American gas-powered car goes for a test drive

September 18, 1851: The New York Times is born

September 17, 1630: Boston, Massachusetts is finally founded

How gambling, drinking, and laziness led to the creation of the sandwich

September 15, 1835: Charles Darwin finally reaches the Galapagos Islands

September 8th,1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is born — but not for the reason you think

September 5, 1977: The Voyager 1 Spacecraft is launched

September 2, 1789: The US Department of the Treasury is created

August 30, 1967: The first African American Supreme Court justice confirmed

August 29th, 1786: Shays’s Rebellion storms Northhampton Courthouse and shuts the place down

August 27th, 1955: Weirdos, rejoice! The Guinness Book of World Records is first published

December 11, 1946: UNICEF is founded

The Titanic II may never set sail

World 12.11.18

One of the “facts” most of us know about Vikings is actually wrong!

Lisa Frank’s long-lasting technicolor popularity

World 12.10.18

How Dr. Seuss helped America defeat Hitler

December 10th, 1906: Teddy Roosevelt becomes first American to Claim Nobel Prize

Decades after WWII was over, these men kept fighting

Declassified information reveals US Navy’s alliance with the Italian mob decades later

World 12.09.18

WWI vet’s diary describes the horrors of war, with a little humor thrown in

How the Austrian army once accidentally managed to defeat itself

A literal riot broke out over the first top hat ever worn, and the reasons why are absolutely ridiculous

When Bjorn Ironside accidentally invaded the wrong city

December 9, 1531: The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego

World 12.08.18

Canadian First Lady fends off robbers with a loon sculpture

Joan of Arc was BFFs with a mass murderer

December 8, 1660: First woman performs in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

Ancient 12.07.18

Found brooch tells a story of Nazi hatred, ancient history and the viking influence on the world

The world’s oldest use of the word ‘Jerusalem’ now on display

Secret images and hidden meanings in history’s most famous paintings

December 7, 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor

US 12.06.18

Flappers: today’s heroes, yesterday’s villains

December 6, 1917, Finland declares independence

How soldiers in the trenches of WWI really lived

Potosi, the sunken town, re-emerges from the depths

History Today 12.05.18

December 5, 1933: Prohibition ends

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