Category: History


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 11 Facts

11 Facts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific composer and a prominent figure in classical music. Despite his short life, he left behind an impressive body of work that continues to inspire and captivate music lovers worldwide. In this article, we will explore 11 strange and fascinating facts about Mozart’s life and legacy. Mozart Was Born on a Full Moon Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on…

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Notre Dame University: Interesting Facts

Notre Dame University: Interesting Facts     Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Known for its rich history and iconic architecture, Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, attracting students from all over the world. However, there are many unusual facts about Notre Dame that are not widely known. In this…

Easter Bunny History

Origins of the “Easter Bunny”

The Easter Bunny, also known as the Easter Hare or Spring Bunny, is a popular symbol of Easter celebrated in many cultures around the world. This article will explore the history and origins of the Easter Bunny, as well as how it is celebrated in various cultures. History and Origin of the Easter Bunny The origins of the Easter Bunny can be traced back to pagan traditions of ancient Europe,…

Medieval Facts

Medieval Facts

Facts About the Medieval Times!   The Medieval Times were a period of time from the 5th century to the 15th century. The Medieval Times are also referred to as the Middle Ages or Dark Ages. This era was characterized by feudalism, manorialism, and vassalage; however, this is not what it’s all about. This era also had a lot of interesting events that you might find interesting, such as knights…

Fact Frenzy - Hold the Fort

What Does it Mean to “Hold the Fort?”

What Does it Mean to “Hold the Fort?” Have you ever heard the phrase, “hold the fort” and wonder where did the phrase come from? The phrase “hold the fort” is an idiom (an expression that has more than one meaning). Here is an example of how “hold the fort” is used: “Our supervisor was going to be late, so he called me to ask me to hold the fort…

Fact Frenzy - How Modern Agriculture Developed

How Modern Agriculture Developed

How Did Modern Agriculture Develop? 1800 – 1900 The invention of the steel plow made it possible for farmers to till heavier soils at a much faster pace. But larger farmlands led the way to many of the modern agricultural methods still in use today. Before the 1800’s, most people were peasant farmers. At the turn of the century, the agriculture labor force was down to 36%. Similar trends were…

Why Were Potatoes Illegal in France?

Why Were Potatoes Illegal in France?

Anyone who is a fan of French fries might be surprised to know that the starchy vegetable was banned in France for 24 years. They may also be surprised to learn that “fries” (fried potatoes) were more likely invented by French-speaking people in Belgium, but that’s another story. Why was growing potatoes against the law in France? Well, this was one of those times in history when a society allowed…

Facts about Mountain Men

Facts About Mountain Men

Facts About the Lives of “Mountain Men” In the time of the “mountain men”, at the beginning of the 19th century, Lewis and Clark and other explorers had already explored the West. The United States government had already sent these explorers to find out all they can, and to bring the answer to those secrets home. But there was still a lot to be found out about the mountainous West….

Fact Frenzy-Conestoga Wagon Facts

Facts About the Conestoga Covered Wagon

Facts About the Conestoga Covered Wagon Covered Wagons were the primary means of transporting freight and pioneer families for more than 100 years. Conestoga wagons were built to carry heavy freight over rough terrain. Conestoga wagons were a type of covered wagon used during colonial times. These wagons were built specifically for carrying heavy freight over rough land. Conestoga wagons could carry up to 6 tons of cargo. The floor…

Fact Frenzy - Zorro Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Facts About the REAL Zorro!

Facts About the REAL Zorro! Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 1753 – 1811 Was there ever a Mexican hero named “Zorro” in real life? — Yes. However, he might not be the same exact hero you know from the movies. presents this real story with fascinating facts about the father of Mexican Independence from history. While he may not be the same type of action hero one may think who…

First Halloween Friday the 13th 666 years?

First Halloween on Friday the 13th in 666 years?

First Halloween on Friday the 13th in 666 years? Hoax alert! You might have seen a meme floating around the internet that claims “This is the first time in 666 years that Halloween falls on a Friday the 13th!” The truth is, it’s a gullibility joke. Halloween is, and has always been on October 31st (or, ranging from October 31st and November 1st in its early days.) And there’s the…