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""Did you know these facts about History?""

Monday, November 18, 2019



The typewriter was invented in 1829
The wristwatch was invented in 1904
The game of Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920



Nintendo first produced playing cards
England's Stonehenge is over 5,000 years old
The hamburger was invented in 1900



The dollar was established as the official currency of the US in 1785
Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome
The world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island New York



England's first great industry was wool
Mapping is older than writing
The corkscrew was invented in 1890



The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze over completely
There is no proof as to who built the Taj Mahal
That in the 17th century the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places (today to 1.2411 trillion)



It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa
The atomic symbol for iron is Fe (the original name for iron was Ferric)
The ancient Greeks first grew carrots as a form of medicine and not a food



The first parachute jump from plane was in 1918 over France
The first US coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days
Before 1863 the postal service in the US was free



Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers
The first city to mint its own gold coins was Florence, Italy in 1252
The world's first paved streets were laid in Rome in 170 B.C.
Dinosaurs lived on Earth for over 165 million years before they became extinct

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