Historic Events

How The Chernobyl Disaster Effected The UK

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.

The Bizarre Salem Tomato Trials

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!

15 Historic Facts About The Battle of Bunker Hill

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!

50 Humbling Facts About 9/11

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.

The Weird History of the Amsterdam Eel Riots

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!

Interesting Facts About The Battle of the Alamo

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!

30 Facts About The Battle of Hastings For Kids

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!

When Were the Planets Discovered in Our Solar System?

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.

Facts on the Sinking of the Titanic

The Titanic is one of the most famous ships in existence. It was built by The White Star Line (owned by American, J. P. Morgan) at the Harland and Wollf Shipyard. It had two sister ships, the Olympic and the Britannic. The opulent ship set sail from Southampton on April 10th 1912. When it set […]

Why We Remember The Fifth Of November

On the 5th November 1605 there was a person named Guy Fawkes, he was caught in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with over twenty barrels of gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was then classed as a traitor alongside his people for plotting against the government. Guy Fawkes was sentenced to death and the form of […]

Was Humpty Dumpty An Egg?

Did you even wonder why everyone assumed Humpty Dumpty was an egg? I did, for a long while I had my theory that Humpty Dumpty was a sugar or ice-cube, although I never quite worked out why the king would send all his men and horses, well I was wrong. Humpty Dumpty was actually a […]