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15 Unbelievable Historical Facts You Probably Didn't Know Of.

To begin, today we are going to learn some amazing and fascinating ancient and modern history that you probably didn't know about or weren't thought in school, yet they are very true which may also sound mysterious to you as well.

In addition, I edge you that after going through this article is going review some important or key and fascinating history facts you probably didn't know, which will improve upon your knowledge getting to know much more, here are some amazing and fascinating history facts you didn't know stated below

1.The first webcam was created to check a coffee pot.

The Trojan Room coffee pot was a coffee machine located in the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, England. Put on the Internet in 1991 by Quentin Stafford-Fraser and Paul Jardetzky, it was migrated to the web in 1993 becoming the world's first webcam.

2.Abraham Lincoln was a professional wrestler long before he became the 16th President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln was known for being a very good wrestler in his youth in New Salem, Illinois. And that reputation was brought up by political supporters and even one notable opponent.

In addition to being a gifted politician, good lawyer, versatile debater, and awesome speech writer, Abraham Lincoln – 6'4” 180 lbs – was also an outstanding athlete. So our Sixteenth President was quite the sportsman – a brawler, a runner, a quoits and handball aficionado, as well as a strongman.

3.It is believe that radiation exposure led to the death of Marie Curie in 1934.

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. Her efforts with her husband Pierre led to the discovery of polonium and radium, and she championed the development of X-rays.

Marie Curie died on 4 July 1934, in Savoy, France. The famed scientist died in 1934 of aplastic anemia, a blood disease that often results from exposure to large amounts of radiation.

4. Born in 1809, Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who developed the idea of natural selection and changed the way we think about evolution.

Charles Darwin was a British naturalist who proposed the theory of biological evolution by natural selection. Darwin defined evolution as descent with modification, which refers to the passing on of traits from parent organisms to their offspring. This passing on of traits is known as heredity, and the basic unit of heredity is the gene. the idea that species change over time, give rise to new species, and share a common ancestor.

5.The first computer was invented in 1940's.

ENIAC, in full Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the first programmable general-purpose electronic digital computer, built during World War II by the United States. American physicist John Mauchly, American engineer J.

In addition, In the 1940's , computers took up entire rooms, like the ENIAC, which was once called a "mathematical robot." John Mauchly created the ENIAC during World War II to help the Army with ballistics analytics. The machine could calculate thousands of problems each second.

6.Bread was invented in Egypt around 8,000 BC. The earliest bread was likely unleavened more similar to flatbread than a modern western loaf. Having said that, the Egyptians also made the world's first leavened sourdough by adding wild yeast to their flatbread mixture.

The invention of Bread began with flatbreads, known as unleavened bread. Leavened bread contains yeast and produces a light, airy bread.The invention of leavened breads, those containing yeast, are once again credited to the Ancient Egyptians c 300 BC.

Additionally, according to history, the earliest bread was made in or around 8000 BC in the Middle East, specifically Egypt. The quern was the first known grinding tool. Grain was crushed and the bakers produced what we now commonly recognize in its closest form as chapatis (India) or tortillas (Mexico).

7.The U.S almost went to war with Canada over a pig.

The crisis came on June 15, 1859, when Lyman Cutlar, an American, shot and killed a company pig rooting in his garden. When British authorities threatened to arrest Cutlar and evict all his countrymen from the island as trespassers, a delegation sought military protection from Brig. Gen. William S.

The Pig War was a confrontation in 1859 between the United States and the United Kingdom over the British–U.S. border in the San Juan Islands, between Vancouver Island (present-day Canada) and the State of Washington.

8.Napoleon was once attacked by thousands of rabbits.

Napoleon is regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history. Bunnies were oblivious to this fact when they attacked him. In 1807, Napoleon was at the height of his power as the Treaties of Tilsit were signed, putting an end to the war between the French Empire and Imperial Russia.

History tells us that Napoleon's most upsetting defeat came at Waterloo. Or it may have occurred eight years earlier, after the French emperor was attacked by a relentless horde of rabbits. Napoleon's party had a good laugh at first. But as the onslaught continued, their concern grew.

9.Ancient Romans invented a five-meat turducken. 

Turduckens have been around for a long time in other parts of the world, although they are relatively new to the United States. Turducken, or some version of it, has been around for centuries. Multibird roasts were produced by the ancient Romans.

10.Out of the Ancient Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the one that remains mostly intact.

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

In addition, the pyramids of Giza and others are thought to have been constructed to house the remains of the deceased pharaohs who ruled over Ancient Egypt.

11. Ireland's population still hasn't fully recovered from the potato famine. Before, the 1845 potato famine, Ireland's population was around 8.5 million.

Great Famine, also called Irish Potato Famine, Great Irish Famine, or Famine of 1845–49, famine that occurred in Ireland in 1845–49 when the potato crop failed in successive years. The crop failures were caused by late blight, a disease that destroys both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant.

After nearly two centuries, scientists have identified the plant pathogen that devastated Ireland, killing 1 million people and triggering a mass emigration. Scientists have long known that it was a strain of Phytophthora infestans.

Ireland has never fully recovered from the famine. Indeed, the population living on the island decreased with every census until the late 20th century, and even now the population of the island is less than that in the mid-1840's.

12.The tallest man in history was 8 '11' tall.

Robert Wadlow, the "Alton Giant," became world-famous for being, at 8 feet 11.1 inches, the the tallest man in recorded history. He was born Feb. 22, 1918, and his life was cut tragically short at the age of 22 from an infection on his leg.

In addition, Wadlow's height was 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) while his weight reached 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hypertrophy of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone (HGH).

13. The bark of the willow tree was the first source of aspirin, the well-known medication used to reduce pain and fever.

Willow bark has been used as a traditional medicine for more than 3500 years. Unknown to the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians who made use of it, the active agent within willow bark was salicin, which would later form the basis of the discovery of aspirin.

In addition, In 1897, Felix Hoffman, a German chemist working for the Bayer company, was able to modify salicylic acid to create acetylsalicylic acid, which was named aspirin

14. Rock found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is around 2 billion years old.

The Grand Canyon's story begins nearly 2 billion years ago when Vishnu basement rocks were formed by intense heat and pressure. Though these rocks are visible down by the Colorado River, the canyon itself didn't really start forming until approximately 70 million years ago.

15. Time Magazine named the computer the "Man of the Year" in 1982.

In 1982, rather than naming a “Man of the Year,” Time magazine chose a “Machine of the Year.” The cover of the January 3, 1983 issue features the headline, “Machine of the Year: The Computer Moves In” with a visual of a papier mache sculpture of a man seated in front of a personal computer at a kitchen table.

To conclude, I hope you've learn a lot more about some interesting, fascinating and educative historical facts you didn't know of yet you find it to be truth and well I hope it as improve upon your know knowing more about some history facts you didn't know then and it as made your day. Subscribe, stay connected for more yet to come and have a blessed day.

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