Post about historical facts and events that are generally not talked about because not many know about them.
The epithet "the Great" comes from the Persians, in the literal sense of them being "big," because of their station.
So, when people call him Alexander the Great, they're saying he was a big guy, 4 u
Italy and Austria fought the first major sea battle with ironclads in 1866.
Certain North American natives fletched their arrows with whole squirrel tails.
The Scottish colony at Darien left behind an authentic Scottish fort, which is now covered by jungle. Treasure hunters regularly evade Panamanian security forces to look for it.
Analysis of primitive sheet music used by Alexander's court musicians show that the music he listened to sounded remarkably similar to modern rap.
William of Orange was pelted with heaps of oranges by Jacobist sympathizers on his arrival in England. While they were imprisoned for their trouble, this event later inspired the Boston Tea Party.
The pistol used to assassinate Franz Ferdinand had a dud bullet in its magazine.
The olympic sport of curling was originally practiced by Mongols in Siberia, on horses, with spears. The goal was to weaken the ice and dump the opponent into freezing water.
Raid on Zeebrugge during WWI
The gallantry shown by the Royal Marines was exemplary, they had the odds stacked against them but came out the victors.
America's government system allows for states and counties to decide their own representation system as long as it fits in a larger system, so the mormon settlers of beaver island elected a king, but they were quickly all massacred by the rowdy lake michigan pirates who lived on the nearby mackinaw island. The people who resetlled it were completely irish so today its known as americas emerald isle.
Symbolic Algebra was only invented in the 16th century
Vector Calculus only appeared after the civil war in the 19th century
Mathematical Proofs were only invented in the 20th century
It took Einstein's 1905 paper to finally prove atoms existed
Atheists greatly impeded the progress of science
The only "death camps" were those in Soviet occupied territory. Every camp the other allies inspected were simply deportation camps.
Makes you think...