This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 1959. Find out about popular TV shows, movies, music, books, cars, foods, sports facts, and other pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1950s-themed trivia quiz.
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.
The Russians and the Japanese bought a series of battles in 1939 in which the Japanese army was taught a lesson that they never forgot and had a deep bearing on their further conduct.
Centuries before Columbus a thriving city, the size of London existed in southern Illinois with thousands of people. Today, the site is a World-Historic site (UNESCO). It is an unsolved mystery why it was abandoned.
More about the story behind Eos, the Goddess of Dawn with 10 interesting facts
Mata Hari was a famous spy during World War I. She was convicted by France of being a spy for Germany. After an intense interrogation, Mata Hari admitted to taking money to work as a spy for the Germans. Many people believed she was innocent. Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad in 1917.
This article explains what empires were, how this name was used in history, and how this idea came from, and how it spread. We will also talk about the greatest empires of the world ever, how these empires were born and rose, and from what point they declined.
On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers created history by flying the first powered airplane. But were they really the first to fly an airplane? No. An unknown Indian by the name Shivkar Bapuji Talpade accomplished the feat eight years before the Wright brothers did.
The story of Malika Kishwar, the remarkable and forgotten queen of Awadh, India who decided to go to England so she might speak ‘woman to woman’ to the English queen in person and plead her case and win back her family right from the unfair actions of the British East India Company.
Baur was Hitler's personal pilot and was with him in the bunker
The world’s most brilliant minds are still trying to answer such questions as, how did humans get here? Do other creatures exist on other planets? Astrophysicist Nel Degrasse Tyson attempt to give some intelligent answers. If we open up the Bible these answers are revealed from beginning of time.
1971 war was a watershed in the world and Asian history. It marked the division of Pakistan and the creation of the state of Bangladesh at the same time it marked the death of the two-nation theory propounded by Mohammed Ali Jinnah
The incredible story of Kuyili, the brave commander-in-chief of queen Velu Nachiyar from Tamil Nadu, India. Kuyili was the first-ever suicide bomber in history who fought against British rule and successfully defended her kingdom.
An area of interest written within this article includes the life experiences of Benjamin Franklin that helped shape our education foundation. Education became a large part of Franklin’s life through the theory of value, knowledge, and learning.
Did aliens visit India 10,000 years ago? Archaeologists in India were amazed when they discovered beautiful cave art in the Chhattisgarh state of India dating more than 10,000 years old. And some of these rock arts also show alien-like figures wearing suits very similar to modern spacesuits.
A division of the U.S. Army existed during WWII for one reason: to deceive the Axis Powers
The Second Indochina War, known as the Vietnam War to Americans, would forever change American's faith in their government. The fall of the city of Hue in 1968 would surprise many Americans, who were led to believe the U.S. was wining the war. It would mark the end of American's age of innocence.
Benito Mussolini was developing an inferiority complex with Hitler and set to assert his supremacy by invading Greece but he had to eat the humble pie
The Amazon warrior women actually existed and were as formidable as male warriors and also loved just like men. These women were not only brave and resourceful but were also beautiful in their own right. And above all, they lived in a society that was far more equal than their contemporaries.