History

Discover thousands of fun and interesting facts from history.  Find out more about ancient technology, people, or dates from the past.

OPRAH WINFREY
10 Jun

31 Open Facts About Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is easily one of the most famous people of all time. Her successes, influence, and public image cannot be undervalued! She’s the queen of TV talk – but did you know she’s also an extremely talented actor and a powerful advocate for several worthy causes? Yet, how much do you know about this …
Guglielmo Marconi
7 Jun

27 Great Facts About Guglielmo Marconi

When it comes to the most important inventors and engineers of the past few centuries, it’s difficult to go anywhere without mentioning the marvelous Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian genius who effectively invented the radio as we know it today. Without Marconi, we wouldn’t have been able to speak to each other through radio waves over …
The Suffragettes
5 Jun

25 Sassy Facts About The Suffragettes

When we think of the Suffragettes, many of us tend to think of large groups of women striking, burning bras, and protesting in the streets. And, to be fair, we wouldn’t be wrong! Suffragettes were bold, empowered, and determined women who played a pivotal role in ensuring that women in the UK received their basic …
Boris Yeltsin
27 May

24 Bright Facts About Boris Yeltsin

Anyone familiar with Russian political and social history will recognize Boris Yeltsin. He served as leader of the country between 1991 and 2000, meaning he was the figurehead for the country not only after the fall of the Soviet Union but also for the vast majority of the 1990s. Yeltsin helped to move Russia in …
facts about lebron james
13 May

30 Legendary Facts About LeBron James

It’s pretty safe to say that if you’re a fan of basketball or the NBA, you’ve heard of “King” James! LeBron James has fast become one of the most influential and successful basketball players of his generation – and, like most of the NBA’s brightest and best, it’s taken him incredible effort to reach the …
Stephen Curry
8 May

29 Super Facts About Steph Curry

If you’re any kind of basketball fan, then there’s a good chance you will already know who Steph Curry is. Dubbed one of the best basketball players of our time, this modern legend continues to be one of the most interesting players to watch on the court – but what is it about Curry that …
Einstein
26 Apr

16 Ultimate Facts About the 1900s

The early 1900s, otherwise known as the turn of the century, was an incredible time for progression. Coming out of industrial evolution, this was a decade that saw huge steps forward in communication, travel, and entertainment. It was a decade of great experimentation – and one of idealism, as first-wave feminism took major strides in …
1920s
22 Mar

37 Ultimate Facts About The 1920s

What do you know about the 1920s? You’re probably familiar with the nicknames ‘Roaring 20s’ and ‘Jazz Age’. The term Jazz Age was popularized by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who was best known for his novels portraying the flashiness and sensibility of the 1920s. But did you know that Agatha Christie’s mega-famous creation Hercule Poirot …
1930s
20 Mar

56 Ultimate Facts About the 1930s

The 1930s is a complex decade – marked by war and financial downturn, there were still some positives to be found! However, the decade is probably most famous for the Great Depression, which was triggered by the Wall Street crash in late 1929. It was the longest and most severe economic downturn in modern history …
facts about the 1940s
18 Mar

36 Ultimate Facts About the 1940s

The 1940s were mostly marked with war and suffering but luckily there was light at the end of the tunnel in the form of heroism and endurance. Even though these years were dominated by World War II, many other happenings left a significant trace on this decade of transformation. Technology advancements, rhythm and blues music, …
1950s
15 Mar

22 Fierce Facts About the 1950s

We have a lot to thank the 1950s for. It was the first decade to emerge post-war, creating cultural revolutions all over the world. Popular music was on the rise, as was home entertainment via television. It was also a huge revolution for fashion, as well as one for strides in racial equality. It’s a …
1960s
13 Mar

54 Ultimate Facts about the 1960s

No better song describes the 1960s as Bob Dylan’s “The times they are a-changing”: “Come gather ’round, people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ And you better start swimmin’ Or …
1970s
11 Mar

17 Ultimate Facts about the 1970s

The 1970s was a massive period of transition not only in the US, but all over the world. Big political shifts, changes in entertainment and – yes – the way we dressed – came thick and fast. In a post-moon landing world, things became colorful and creative more so than ever before. Here’s a stack …
1980s
6 Mar

39 Ultimate Facts About the 1980s

The 1980s is known as the “greed decade” and made quite a mark in history. It was the decade of big hair, two-pound cell phones, neon colors, shoulder pads, the Cold War, Rubik’s cubes, Air Jordans, Pac Man… The list is endless! It continues with the lifestyle cults from poppers to punks, from new-wave to …
1990s
4 Mar

39 Ultimate Facts about the 1990s

Every decade has its ups and downs, its treasure chest of serious but also wacky moments. The 1990s are no different! They’re often remembered as being (relatively) peaceful. The quality of television radically improved. “Seinfeld” and “The Simpsons” reached their popularity in the 90s along with “Friends,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “NYPD Blue.” In feature …
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