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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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.
The Titanic has to be the most notable ship of all time. After setting sail April 10, 1912 from Southampton nobody could have imagined what was in store. Find out all there is to know about the mysteries of this sunken ship.