Category: HistoryFacts

Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.


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The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.


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The first webcam was created in Cambridge University to check on the coffee levels of a coffee pot.


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During the 18th century, you could pay your admission ticket to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.


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From 1814 to 1830, the flag of the Kingdom of France was plain white.


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After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.


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The idea of contact lenses was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508.


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Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.


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The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.


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If you were drafted during the American Civil War, you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.


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In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.


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The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.


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Ancient Romans celebrated 'Saturnalia', a festival in which slaves were treated as equals and are allowed to wear their masters' clothing.


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Commonly mistaken as an ancient Greek tradition, the Olympics torch relay was actually a Nazi idea.


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In January 2013, Zimbabwean government bank balance was down to USD$217.


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