28 Awkward History Facts They Don’t Teach In High School, #17 Is Outrageous.
There is a thought that history is boring and we should just focus on the exciting things the future will bring. However, there are fascinating people and events that without our knowing have shaped and changed the course of the world.
We have compiled a list of interesting historical facts. Some may surprise you. It’s been said that in order not to repeat the mistakes of our ancestors, we need to know about them first. It would have been great to meet some of these intriguing characters from the past.
#1. The Imperial Throne of Japan is the oldest ongoing hereditary royal family in the world. The House was founded in 660 B.C..
#2. In 1898, Morgan Robertson wrote a novel about a large, unsinkable ship that hits an iceberg over the north Atlantic ocean. The name of his book was the Titan. 14 years later, the Titanic would sink under similar circumstances.
#3. Despite being synonymous to the Old West, the mail delivery service Pony Express only operated for 19 months.
#4. Before falling into the hands of Hitler, the swastika was the symbol of good luck for 3,000 years. Countries like India, Japan and China revered the ancient sign.
#5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart learned how to read and write music before he knew the actual alphabet.
Johann Nepomuk della Croce
#6. Alan Turing is recognized as the father of artificial intelligence. Turing broke the German machine codes of Enigma: vital in ending and winning WWII. He committed suicide after the British government forced him to take hormone treatment for his homosexuality.
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