Historic Events

History is constantly being written. As most people know, it’s important to study history so we can learn from our mistakes and create a better future.

Let’s check out the good and the bad of major and even lesser-known historical events!

Independence Day Facts

15 Interesting Facts About Independence Day

Donella Crigger
Jul 4, 2022

Independence Day, or the 4th of July, has always been synonymous with fireworks, celebrations, and parades. But aside from watching fireworks and enjoying a barbecue with friends and family, what do we really know about the holiday? Keep reading to learn facts about Independence Day to impress your friends!

Facts about the Spanish Flu

8 Shocking Facts About The Spanish Flu

Shash Wighton
Mar 17, 2021

The Spanish Flu struck the world in 1918 and 1919 and during the final year of World War I. It is known as the deadliest outbreak ever and claimed perhaps over 100 million lives worldwide. Let's take a closer look with these 8 shocking facts all about the Spanish Flu.

100 Crazy History Facts They Didn't Teach You In School

100 History Facts They Didn’t Teach You At School

Jack De Graaf
Apr 10, 2022

The history facts they teach you in school are interesting, sure, but everyone knows that stuff. But did you know that the longest year in history was over 400 days long?! Or that Hitler helped design a vehicle that we still drive today? Read on for the facts!

Surprising outcome of Chernobyl on the UK

How The Chernobyl Disaster Affected The UK

Jack De Graaf
Apr 17, 2022

Most people have heard about the horrible disaster of the Chernobyl factory meltdown. We know it effected many surrounding Ukrainian cities, but did you know it's aftermath expanded across the world? Here we look at the Chernobyl ramifications on the UK.

Facts about the Random London Beer Flood

The Historical Yet Bizarre London Beer Flood

Jack De Graaf
Apr 8, 2022

On Monday the 17th of October, 1814, one of history’s strangest industrial tragedies struck the St. Giles borough of London. Labelled the London Beer Flood, it claimed the lives of 8 people, as well as injuring many more and causing damage to multiple houses and buildings in the area.

The Weirdest Trial Ever!

The Bizarre Salem Tomato Trials

Jack De Graaf
Nov 18, 2021

We all know the Salem Witch Trials. But did you know they also held a trial for tomatoes? Back then, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous, so no one ate them! But one person set out to prove that they weren't so bad after all - read his success story!

Amazing Facts About The Battle of Hastings

15 Historic Facts About The Battle of Bunker Hill

Luke Ward
Nov 18, 2021

The Battle of Bunker Hill was a historic battle of the American Revolution between British troops and the American militia. The battle yielded a surprising and unpredictable outcome due to the untrained Americans putting up more of a fight than the British ever bargained for!

Sobering 9/11 Facts

50 Humbling Facts About 9/11

Michelle Gabriel
Apr 6, 2022

9/11 was the biggest and most devastating assault on the United States with the highest death toll out of all previous and forthcoming attacks. While it may leave a bitter taste, it's now part of history and important to recognize. Here are 50 important facts about September 11.

Amsterdam Eel Riots

The Weird History of the Amsterdam Eel Riots

Jack De Graaf
Mar 22, 2021

Amsterdam is known for a lot of things - great nightlife, impressive museums, beautiful canals, and so much more. But there's a strange story that happened in this quirky city regarding a riot that started over a strange game played among the locals. Check out this bizarre piece of Dutch history!

Knowledgeable Facts About The Alamo

8 Interesting Facts About The Battle of the Alamo

Lizzie Robinson
Mar 17, 2021

While the Alamo is a lesser known battle to the rest of the world, it remains an important piece of Texas history. The building itself is still standing after the battle as a testament and reminder to the day. Buff your history knowledge with these facts about the Alamo!

Amazing Facts About The Battle of Hastings

30 Facts About The Battle of Hastings For Kids

Michelle Gabriel
Apr 6, 2021

One of the most important battles in English history remains to be the Battle of Hastings. Even though it took place almost 1,000 years ago, it changed the future of England. But how much do you know about this fight? Check out these 30 facts about the Battle of Hastings!

Discovery of the Planets in Our Solar System

When Were the Planets Discovered in Our Solar System?

Dan Lewis
Apr 6, 2021

The first 5 planets of our solar system are very hard to date, being visible to the naked eye meant they were all identified long ago, but we do know their initial recorded date. Here we’re going to go through the date of each planet’s discovery, and some fun facts about each wonder.