Interesting History Facts

Here is a list of all the interesting facts about history and historical events which you didn’t know. These facts will amaze you, and you will find that there are a lot of fun and interesting facts about history which you didn’t know until now!

Interesting History Facts List:

Wireless communications took a giant leap forward in 1962 with the launch of Telstar, the first satellite capable of relaying telephone and satellite TV signals.

In the First Dynasty of ancient Egypt, hoards of staff and family members were walled up with the body of the dead king. The humans and animals buried with the king were expected to help him in the afterlife.

60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor.

In 1927 Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread. He made the first machine to slice and wrap bread and won a patent for the process. After only six years after the invention, more sliced bread was sold than unsliced.

When anaesthetic was used for the first time in childbirth in 1847, the mother was so amazed and relieved at how painless the birth was that she named her child Anaesthesia.

On August 2, 1922, the day that Alexander Graham Bell was buried the entire US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute.

Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967 – the patient lived for 18 days.

Francis Galton, the inventor of modern fingerprinting methods, had many other notable ideas: the weather map, the phrase “nature vs. nurture,” and the silent dog whistle.

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866.

Englishman Roger Bacon invented the magnifying glass in 1250.

Wilhelm Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize in physics for discovering X-rays in 1895.

In the 14th century, the Black Death killed 75,000,000 people. It was carried by fleas on the black rat.

The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed.

In ancient Rome, the punishment for killing one’s father was to be drowned in a sack along with a viper, a dog, and a rooster.

Cleopatra had a special lipstick made for her, consisting of crushed ants and deep red carmine beetles.

DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich Mieschler.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s Gum.

The term geek originally referred to circus performers that would bite off the heads of live chickens.