History Facts

History Facts

History Facts

Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.

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Humans are 50% heavier and four inches taller in the past 100 years than they have been throughout most of human history.

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In 5,000 years of human history, only one disease has been eradicated: smallpox.

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When Columbus “discovered” the Americas, the continent was already inhabited by 90 million people which was a third of the world’s population.

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Leif Erikson is regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Columbus.

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We Are Living In The Most Peaceful Time In Human History.

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WW1 was the sixth deadliest conflict in world history.

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The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.

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Napoleon wasn’t short. He was actually above the average Frenchman.

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In 536 A.D., there was a worldwide dust cloud that blocked out the sun for a year, resulting in widespread famine and disease.

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About 100 billion people have died in all human history.

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The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 was the loudest sound in recorded history, heard 3,000 miles (4800 KM) away.

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Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.

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80% of all marriages in history were between second cousin or closer.

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Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.

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Armageddon (Har Megiddo) has already been the site of several historical battles, the last in 1918.

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The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That’s a myth by Herodotus, the Greek historian.

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Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

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Ice Age Britons used human skulls as cups.

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Pope Pius II wrote a popular erotic book called “The Tale Of Two Lovers” before assuming office.

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The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

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Ancient Greek democracy lasted for only 185 years

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The Catholic Church once put a dead Pope on trial.

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From 1814 to 1830, the flag of the Kingdom of France was plain white.

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Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.

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Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.

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Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.

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30,000 children took part of a “Children’s Crusade” to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.

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Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8% of recorded history.

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The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year, or about 250,000 people

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Sucking a king’s nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland.

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Proportionally speaking, the most destructive war in modern history was the War of the Triple Alliance, which took the lives of over 60% of Paraguay’s population, leaving a woman/man ratio of 4 to 1.

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Estimates for the total number of people killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.

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In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans including royalty, priests and scientists, routinely ingested remedies containing human bones, blood and fat as medicine for everything from headaches to epilepsy.

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If Earth’s history were condensed into 24 hours, life would’ve appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would’ve begun at 11:58:43pm.

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The Roman Empire was not the largest empire in history. It was only the 28th largest.

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Greece has been in a state of default for half its modern history as a sovereign state.

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There are more people in slavery today than at any time in human history.

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Around 7% of all wars in history were religiously motivated.

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During WW2, India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history: over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.

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