“Peeping Tom” first appeared in the historical archives of the English city of Coventry in 1773. The records talk about the city having purchased a wig and paint for an oak effigy of ‘Peeping Tom’, using money from the town’s coffers. So, did “Peeing Tom” really exist. This article tells you that!!
Without a blacksmith, the Germanic peoples would have struggled to impose their culture across Western Europe. This article celebrates those who forged a new future from the raw materials of the ground
The story of Dina Sanicher, the Indian ‘Wolf-Boy’ who was the inspiration behind Mowgli in Rudyard Kipling’s most famous book, Jungle Book. Just like Mowgli, Dina was raised by wolves. But unlike Mowgli, his life was extremely tragic as Dina was forced into a life he could never adjust
Fire destroyed so much of New York several times in the 19th century. The city was growing fast, water was critical, poor sanitation, and wooden buildings were a recipe for disaster. In 1835, the Great Fire broke out in Manhattan destroying 700 buildings.
The extraordinary story of Geoffrey Tandy, a biologist who was ‘accidentally’ recruited at Bletchley Park in 1939 as a code breaker. Tandy ultimately went on to play a decisive role in the Allied victory over the Nazis.
Cleopatra's Needle is an Egyptian Antiquity gifted to the United States in 1879 and is the oldest man-made monument in New York. It was carved 1460 B.C. crafted from a single block of red granite standing 69 feet high, weighing 220 tons.
The allied invasion of Western Europe has been much hyped by Western historians but the fact is that the bulk of the Wehrmacht was facing the Eastern front. As a comparison, there were only 69 divisions facing the allies against 150 facing the Russians.
On June 6,1944, 156,000 Allied troops assaulted the beaches of Normandy, France. Codenamed Overlord, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Allied troops had to breach a massive concrete coastal defense system known as the "Atlantic Wall" with almost 15,000 strong points.
If you think 2020-21 are the worst years to be alive, you are way off the mark. The gold medal for the worst year in history goes to 536 AD that was so bad that its cascading impact was felt for several centuries later.
The incredible story of Li Ching-Yuen, a martial art expert and an herbalist who was supposedly born in either 1677 or 1736 (his true date of birth was never known). He lived for over 190 years or 256 years and died somewhere in 1933.
David Thompson, his greatest discovery was the Columbia River exploring and mapping the 1243 miles. He was called the greatest land geographer of the world. One was quoted as saying David made Lewis and Clark look like tourists.
General Yahya Khan had a distinguished military career and was chosen by General Ayub Khan to replace him as president of Pakistan but he proved unequal to the task and his failure to implement what he believed was right, led to the vivisection of Pakistan.
The unconventional love story of Queen Victoria and her handsome, young Indian attendant Abdul Karim that scandalized England and infuriated the British Royals.
Off the northwest coast of Scotland lies a cluster of islands named as the Flannan Isles. The isles contained a lighthouse that was managed by three experienced lighthouse keepers. One night on December 1900,all three simply vanished, no trace of them was ever seen or heard of again.
The Battle of Verdun, from February 21 to December 15, 1916, is the longest war in modern history. In 1915, the Western Front was in a stalemate when the parties started trench warfare. The attacks resulted in heavy losses and little gain, and no significant breakthrough could be achieved.
In this article, I talk about the extremely underrated inventor, R. Stanton Avery, who invented the stickers / self adhesive labels that are currently used all over the world and can be seen constantly in everyday life.
What killed Sultan Saladin 800 years ago? This question has puzzled archaeologists, historians, and doctors for over 800 years. Was it smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, or maybe malaria? For two weeks, the sultan suffered from a high fever and sweated profusely and finally died in 1193 at age 55.
The crazy Chinese King Zhou Xin created a lake of wine that stretched more than two kilometers wide, surrounded by a forest of meat with trees made of meat skewers, and thick chunks of roast chicken, beef, and pork hung off the branches.
The Red Indians invariably were defeated in battle with the US Army for no other reason than they had were very poorly armed but in one battle the Red Indian chief Sitting Bull won a glorious victory.
By taking vaccination, people feel that they are completely protected from Covid. But this notion is wrong and misleading.
Beautiful Rhodes, Rose of the Aegean, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site and it is one of the
This the tale of a man who formed the elephant corp and has made history with their use during the battle of Burma against the imperial Army.
Sam Bellamy, the richest pirate, called the" Robinhood of the sea". Flashy, charismatic, and dashing. Known for his generosity and fairness. Fell in love but needed to establish means to provide for his love so he took to piracy.
This article talks about the incredible survival story of Alexander Selkirk - the real-life Robinson Crusoe., Selkirk was a Scottish sailor and Royal Navy officer who was marooned alone on one of the islands of Juan Fernández for four years and four months from 1704 to 1709.
Baby crocodile hearts, animal dung ointments, cocaine, heroin, cannibalism; humans have tried almost everything in the last 4000 years to treat their ailments.The history of medicine has been a brutal rhapsody of trial and error.
The find of the Southern Elephant coincided with great events in Europe, the Second World War. It determined the specifity of searching. The paleontologist G. Manokhin did it with honor.
Marie Curie almost lost her Nobel prize for chemistry because of the ignominy of the sex scandal.
On 31 August 1959, General KS Thimayya resigned from the post of army chief but within no time he took it back and generally created a sorry picture, considering that he had been appointed the Army chief while superseding two Sikh officers who were senior to him.
Bridget "Biddy" Mason Born a slave in 1818, walked to Utah, California, sued, and won her freedom.from slavery Bought land in Los Angeles, first African American LA millionaire, and philanthropist. Gave to charity, fed the poor, and established First A.M.E. church in LA.
The Iron Pillar of Delhi as it is called has never rusted for the past 1600 years and nobody knows the exact reason behind it.
Ike Eisenhower had a secret love affair with his chauffeur, which was kept under wraps but now must be related. Justice must be done to the girl who gave so much to the general.
The F-100 was the first U.S. aircraft that could go supersonic, and sustain it, in level flight. . It served as the USAF Tactical Air Command's primary interceptor in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. F-100s also served in the air forces of Denmark, France, Taiwan, and Turkey.
The Age of Discovery covered the 15th to 18th centuries. Although Prince Henry did not sail himself, he was instrumental for financing and training explorers like de Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and Corte Real. The Portuguese led the way to the Age of Discovery.
Eddie Rickenbacker would become one of the world's pioneers of flight, leading the world into commercial aviation by buying Eastern Airlines in 1938. But first he would lead the United States during the First World War as one of the twentieth century's " Ace of Aces."
The Islamic State appears to have gone but it may come back because many still support this outfit, yet it is worth pondering that when these people ruled Iraq they played with hell and treated the captured women as merchandise.
At the end of the Nineteenth Century, British women flocked to India. Their shared experiences are a beautiful reminder that it is not the destination that matters, but the journey.
This is a short tale of Indian Victoria Cross soldiers invited to the UK and the respect accorded to them.
For the word of truth is alive and exerts power.. Sharp and Double-edged, truth will sever the persons soul from the whole of the Spirit.. If the soul has corrupted and become false, then it will be cut from the Spirit. I'd imagine truth to be doing the cutting.
History records that America lost the Vietnam War but it is not so simple and this defeat could have been converted into victory but for two American presidents Nixon and Johnson whose think tanks advised them not get entangled with China and look for partnership.
Why and how did the Spanish-American War of 1898 take place and what were its effects? The war between the USA and Spain began in 1898. The loss of Spain's colonies in the American continent resulted in the USA gaining new regions in the west of the Pacific Ocean and in Latin America.