History

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” This infamous quote is known by pretty much everyone. But just how much history do you actually know? Certainly you know the basics, but there is even much left to be learned about those.

Additionally, there’s a lot of interesting information behind some of your favorite brands, sports, and holidays! For example, do you know where the first McDonald’s was opened? We all love Halloween, but where did the idea to dress up come from? Find out all this and more with this variety of history facts!

20 Historical Facts About Tutankhamun

King Tut was the youngest Pharoah to be appointed in Egyptian history! There is a lot of mystery surrounding this young ruler, like who his parents were, and even how he died is still relatively unknown. Here we have a list of facts about what we DO know about Tutankhamun!

30 Spectacular Facts About Scarecrows

It seems that whenever fall comes around, the scarecrows come out! And while they may only be an indication of the approaching harvest, they used to play a much bigger role in protecting crops than you might think.

Nine Unknown Facts About Adolf Hitler

As despicable as Hitler was, he is an important piece of world history. It's fascinating to learn about this character, because even though he committed many heinous crimes against humanity, he still had a few quirks himself that you would be surprised to learn about here.

30 Resonating Facts About Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven is arguably one of the most influential classical music composers of all time. This German composer made his mark in the transitional period between the Classical & Romantic eras in classical music. Check out these 30 facts about Beethoven that you probably never knew!

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.

Tulip Mania – When Flowers Would Buy You A House In Holland

The Netherlands is certainly known for their tulips. These beautiful bulbs can get pricey, but you'll be thankful they aren't as expensive as they used to be! Find out how these flowers became so popular in the Netherlands, and what caused their worth to drop back down to a reasonable price!

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!

The Delectable History of Cadbury

Cadbury is one of the most popular chocolate brands around the world, and with good reason! Surprisingly enough, this huge company has humble beginnings that may surprise you. For example, did you know in the early stages, they sold more than just chocolate? Find out more of their history here!

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 Inventive Facts About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is arguably one of the most influential engineers of today’s modern technology. Many of his ideas were so advanced, many people thought his concepts were crazy, but Tesla continued to prove them wrong. So check out these 30 electrifying facts about one of the most underrated scientists!