Amazing historical facts
So, before you the most interesting historical facts.
20 amazing historical facts.
It turns out that in the 20s of last century practiced wristwatches, in which were built into miniature geographic maps in scroll format.
Curiously, Abraham Lincoln ordered the creation of the Secret Service a few hours before he was shot and killed.
The shortest war in history, between England and Zanzibar, lasted only 38 minutes. As you can imagine, the British won.
In ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred animals. When someone’s cat died, all family members shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning.
An interesting fact is that pre-revolutionary Russia was considered one of the most undrinkable countries in the world.
In 1952, Albert Einstein could have become president of Israel, but the scientist voluntarily refused the post.
At the height of the economic crisis in 1720, the British Parliament debated a bill concerning the placement of bankers in bags with snakes and throwing them into the river.
Curiously enough, the Arabic numerals were invented not by Arabs, but by Indian mathematicians.
During the Great London Smog of 1952, blind people helped people find their way home because they were the only ones who could move by touch.
Surprisingly, heroin was once used as a cough reliever for children.
The great Leonardo da Vinci (see interesting facts about Leonardo da Vinci) bought caged animals at the market to set them free.
Did you know that the Parliament of Iceland is considered to be the oldest functioning parliament on the planet? It began its work back in 930.
According to scientists, the famous pharaoh Tutankhamen wore socks with sandals.
Surprisingly, the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed is now a sanctuary for cats.
The Roman emperor Caligula loved his horse Incitatus so much that he granted him Roman citizenship and later made him a senator.
In the 19th century, dentures were made from the teeth of fallen soldiers.
It is an interesting fact that at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea discovered the ruins of more than 200 ancient settlements.
In ancient India there were already sewers in the dwellings of people in the 5th century BC.
The Pyramid of Cheops is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World that has survived.
The Olympic Games have never been held in Africa or Antarctica.