Category Archives: History

Napoleon Bonaparte Letter Sold: Paris (Video)

A letter written in English by Napoleon Bonaparte was sold at a French auction for 325,000 Euros. The letter was a homework exercise Napoleon sent to an English teacher, and is dated March 9, 1816. It was sold at the … Continue reading

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Ancient Cemetery Discovered : Green Sahara (Video)

An ancient cemetery was discovered back in 2000, by dinosaur hunters who happened to stumble across human skeletons buried in the Sahara. The team from the University of Chicago had been in the area before and had discovered new species … Continue reading

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Original Photos: London 1800’s

In 1876 photographer John Thompson and writer Adolphe Smith walked the streets of London talking to anyone they came in contact with, John Thompson took the photos and Adolphe Smith wrote the stories of these everyday people for the then: … Continue reading

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15th April 1912: RMS Titanic Sank (Video)

When the Titanic hit the iceberg, near midnight on the 14 April, about 2 hrs and 40 minutes later the sinking of the ship increased, the forward deck went underwater, once the propellers were exposed the ship split apart due … Continue reading

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Titanic Memorial Cruise (Video)

A cruise ship which has left Southampton with 1,309 passengers will be going on exactly the same route as the Titanic. On board there are passengers that are descendants of those that died on the Titanic or at sea when … Continue reading

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23 Jan 1849: First Women in America to Receive a Medical Degree

Her name was Elizabeth Blackwell, better known as Bess. She was born in Bristol England on the 2rd of February 1821, and died on the 31st of May 1910 at the age of 89. She had 9 Brothers and Sisters … Continue reading

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200 Year Old Watercolours Purchased: Australia

Back in November 2011 the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales in Sydney) purchased six albums containing 741 watercolours of Australia’s birds, fish, and plants some are now extinct, and these watercolours are the only record of them. … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Running Car (Video)

This fantastic looking car is 127 years old, and has been sold at an auction in the US. It sold for $US4.62Million, and believe it or not in the history of this car the new owner is only the 5th … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Fishing 42,000 Years Ago

This is such an incredible find, no it’s beyond incredible. The first evidence of humans fishing using items like spears, was dated at around 12,000 years ago, when archaeologists discovered some spearheads that was used for fishing on the Channel Islands … Continue reading

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21st November 1783: First Hot Air Balloon Flight Untethered and Manned

It was all those years ago on the 21st of November in the year 1783 in Paris, that the first hot air balloon, that was untethered and manned hit our skies.  This historical flight was made by Jean-François Pilâtre de … Continue reading

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