History Trivia

All esoteric and random information about the past can be found here.

All esoteric and random information about the past can be found here.


Historical Dictionary

Below is a comprehensive historical dictionary of the blog posts found on this site. New posts are constantly being added to the historical dictionary. Please contact us if you have any suggestions. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I |…

Zeppelin/Blimp

A rigid balloon type airship with a covered metal frame. It was filled with gas and named after its German inventor, Ferdinand von Zeppelin. The zeppelin was also known as 'blimp'

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The Wheels of War: Evolution of the Chariot

For one thousand years, chariots rolled through the Middle East, terrifying armies, destroying infantry lines and changing the face of war. Sumerians used heavy battlewagons with solid wheels drawn by wild asses around 2600 B.C. Until the innovation of spoked wheels, the weight of the battlewagons hindered their utility in…

Helen Keller Facts

Helen Keller was an exceptional woman, who, despite being both blind and deaf, became one of the leading humanitarians of the 20th century. Thanks to the efforts of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller managed to learn to communicate with people. Facts about Helen Keller Helen Keller was born with…

Transcontinental Railroad Facts

The Transcontinental Railroad greatly boosted America’s economy and contributed to the westward expansion. Before the railroad, the fastest way to migrate to the West was by wagon, a journey fraught with danger over plains, deserts, mountains and rivers. Many chose the sea route instead, but people often contracted yellow fever…

Were There any Female Pirates?

Yes, although the harsh life on a pirate ship was not considered to be suitable for a women at the time, there were some badass pirates who proved that you didn't have to have a beard to be feared across the seven seas. Here are examples of some of the…

Who Assassinated Abraham Lincoln?

On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head in Ford's Theatre's presidential box by an actor, John Wilkes Booth. After shooting the President, Booth jumped on the stage and managed to escape through the theater's back entrance. The first president to be assassinated, Lincoln died…

How Tall was Abraham Lincoln?

President Lincoln was one of the tallest presidents of the United states, along with Lyndon B. Johnson. Both presidents were 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall and towered over their opponents. Some observers think that the public prefers taller candidates, which is why the taller candidates often win in…

Famous Women in History

Women have always played an important role in society and have greatly influenced history. Since ancient times women have been leaders of groups of people, maintained peace, inspired wars, made discoveries and changed the lives of others. To come up with a comprehensive list of all women that have shaped…

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Why Did the League of Nations Fail?

Why did the League of Nations fail? The League of Nations was the first intergovernmental organization that was established after World War 1 in order to try and maintain peace. It was headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and designed to be a forum for handling international disputes before they flared up…

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