Cool Facts In History

Learn some history with these cool facts.
The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression!
The phrase 'rule of thumb'is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda!
The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
The streets of Victor, Colorado, once a gold rush town, are paved with low-grade gold.
The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish!
The U.S. founding fathers'name for the American Revolution was 'The War with Britain'.
The U.S. motto, 'In God We Trust', was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
The United States has never lost a war when donkeys were used.
The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!
The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
There was no punctuation until the 15th century.
There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!
To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours!
Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.
Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.
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