If you think you know your history, get ready to be humbled.
When Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci competed at the 1976 Olympics, she was powerful enough not just to dazzle an audience of millions, but to break the equipment that was meant to calculate her score. The legend is true. After Nadia dismounted from the uneven bars, the digital scoreboard displayed a 1.00. Despite the fact that Olympic gymnastics routines were scored out of 10, the manufacturers of the equipment used at the Montreal Games had apparently never imagined that there might be a gymnast who would actually receive a perfect score.Read More
The horrific scale of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic is hard to fathom. The virus infected 500 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims— that’s more than all of the soldiers and civilians killed during World War I combined.Read More
Amelia Earhart, fondly known as "Lady Lindy," was an American aviator who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Earhart was the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. She had several notable flights, including becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific. Earhart was legally declared dead in 1939.Read More
The Second World War was documented by thousands of photographers who created millions of pictures. American military photographers of all of the armed services covered the battlefronts all around the world. Every activity of the war - training, combat, support services was depicted on a huge scale.Read More
The Past is Present. Have you ever think about that when you are in a place with strong historical past? Study history in order to understand the present. History enriches our experience and understanding of our lives, but we must learn to see the history around us everywhere.Read More
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