History

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History makes us who we are now and guides us to tread towards a path that is drawn from the events that happened so long ago. Read all about something significant that happened in the past, along with the when and where.

The Traffic signal in Cleveland
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Who Invented the Traffic Lights?

To appreciate the achievements these silent appliances perform, let us take a quick tour through the basic history of traffic lights
Shocking man
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20 Common things in 2021 that could horrify a 1900’s Man

Imagine sleeping in the 1900s and waking up in 2021. Which things will shock you? How will you feel about the change? Here are a few things that are common today but would be horrifying to a person from the 1900s
Vehicle license plates
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The History of Vehicle License Plates

The license plates are everywhere and so common that people don't even bother to slow down for a minute to question their existence? What was the purpose behind it, when and where it first came into effect?
Nelson Sullivan with a camera
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Recalling Nelson Sullivan: The First Ever Vlogger

Many people might be surprised to know that vlogging activity has been around even before the evolution of the internet. It was in the 1980s when Nelson Sullivan known as the very first vlogger used a vlog-like video shooting style
Top 10 Women Inventors
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Top 10 Women Inventors Of All The Time

Since the beginning of time, countless women have invented things that are extremely useful today. Here are some of those great women who introduced humans to novel creations
Bitcoin trading chart
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The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin

Considering that we are living in the most economically turbulent era of history, the history of Bitcoin is similarly turbulent. It has seen many drastic ups and lows in its value. However, Bitcoin was never expected to sail smoothly especially when
Coffee beans and coffee grinder
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When Was Coffee Invented?

Have you ever wondered when coffee was invented? Let’s go way back to 850 CE, where one of the first reports of the discovery of coffee can be found
Give thanks poster
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When Thanksgiving Was First Celebrated?

When you hear the word “Thanksgiving”, it’s hard not to think about a sizzling turkey, mashed potatoes, and most importantly, family. However, have you ever wondered when was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?
Woman opens retro refrigerator
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How was the refrigerator invented?

Have you ever wondered, how the technology that is used to keep the ice in its form was invented? Yes, we are talking about a refrigerator that has served the purpose of a cool room for food, drinks, and also ice as mentioned above
Clarista Tanzler and Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos art
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A man who slept for seven years with a dead body

Carl had the remains of Elena's body, and to confirm that, Elena's sister went to Carl's house and peeked through the window. She saw Carl dancing with Elena's dead body that hardly traumatized her
Ice wagon and woman licking ice
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The "Chilly" History of Ice

The beginning of the use of ice in the industry dates back to the 19th century. It was discovered by John Gorrie that ice could be used for medical treatment when he attempted to find a way that could cool the rooms of patients with yellow fever
Coffee machine controller
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How was the coffee machine invented?

Most of the people in the world wake up and the first thing they do is to get themselves a cup of coffee for the fresh start of the day. But have you ever wondered when the coffee machine was invented?
Teenagers in a retro car
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The Invention that created the “Teenage” Phenomenon

The biggest factor that led to the invention of the “teenage phenomenon” was automobiles. The invention of cars and their increasing household use gave teenagers an escape from the 24/7 parental supervision prevailing for centuries
The crow is sitting on the guillotine
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How the Guillotine was invented?

The invention of the Guillotine was inspired by two already existing devices of execution one of which was mannaia from Italy and Scottish Maiden. It is said to have taken 120 lives.
Building of the first skyscraper in Chicago
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How Was the First Skyscraper Built?

The first skyscraper was actually built in Chicago in the United States of America. It was the ‘Home Insurance Building’ built in the year 1884-1885