Most Interesting and Amazing facts from History

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  • The first widely used Democratic System is said to be formed in 508 B.C. that is around 2,500 years ago in Athens, Greek. Then, all the citizens of Athens city gathered at a place took decisions of the state. This system lasted for nearly 200 years.
  • World’s oldest democratic structure is in Iceland. It has been there since 930 AD.
  • The world’s first underground or subway train service started on January 10, 1863 in England. It ran between Paddington Station to Farringdon Street and almost 40,000 passengers traveled in it on the first day.
  • The shortest war in history was fought in 1896 between England and Zanzibar (in East Africa). The Zanzibar surrendered within 38 minutes.
  • Dollar($) sign was first used in 1788.
  • England is the only country who have ruled on 88 percent of the world.
  • Rome was the first country to reach 10 million in population.
  • The First World War was fought from 1914 to 1918. Countries of Central Europe, Asia and Africa continents took part in first world war.
  • Volcanic eruption in Krakatoa, Indonesia in 1883 was one of the deadliest in the history. The blast sound was so massive that it was heard 3,000 mile (4,800 km) far away. It was the biggest sound recorded in the history.

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    The Lithograph of Krakatoa Eruption (फुल इमेज)
  • When World War began US Air Force had only 18 pilots and 5-12 aircraft.
  • T-Shirt was invented in 1904.
  • Giordano Bruno was great Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. He was arrested in 1592 because he believed and announced that Earth revolved around the Sun.
  • Motorola Engineer Martin Cooper was the first person to talk over a mobile phone in April 3, 1973. However it took him, 10 years to bring mobile phone to the market.
  • It is believed that about 14 million years ago Africa, Asia, America and Australia continent were united together.
  • The ancient Roman calendar didn’t had months of January and February. So the New Year was celebrated on March 1st.
  • Great scientist Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of the Government of Israel, but he declined the offer made by the Government of Israel.
  • Before the invention of rubber, bread was used to erase text written with pencil. You can try it now! 🙂

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