History

The famous crossing in North London, the Abbey Road zebra crossing which became a worldwide sensation after appearing on a Beatles album cover actually is protected by law as a heritage site. The first crossing in England to be listed...
If you think some of the modern day politicians commit indiscretions and fraudulent expense claims, well you may be surprised to hear some of the historical heroes were the same. In fact, it was well known that George Washington...
During a terrible winter in 1972, on February 2nd, Iran was hit by an extreme blizzard. It was so bad that it lasted for a whole week and ended up wiping whole villages off the map. Reports from the...
Picture Philadelphia in 1798, yellow fever was ravaging the state and many people simply abandoned the city though some were forced to stay. In a matter of weeks, over a thousand people would perish from the deadly illness. Patrick Lyon,...
Known as the Ludgar or Loup de Guerre which today would translate to The War Wolf, was an infamous trebuchet that was sent in to make the enemy forces surrender. It is believed to have been the largest trebuchet...
When the first gasoline-powered cars first poured out onto the streets of Detroit, not many people know that it insured a whole generation of dangerous driving. Sure they only went 20 miles an hour, but this was unheard of...
In the bustling town of Athlone in Ireland, there is a pub called Seán’s Bar and it holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest pub in Europe. It is Ireland’s oldest pub and is recorded to be...
You may be thinking of Amazon, Google or Apple but if you are talking about the most valuable company of all time, then you have to go much further back. In fact, the modern multi corporations of today do...
In the 20th century, the Danes were not very happy. They lived under the rule of the Prussians, who prohibited all use of the Danish flag. They could not raise their flag and were forced to bow down to...
George Edward Waddell or Rube as he was known, was a professional pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for 13 years from 1897 to 1910 and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. An amazing...
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