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12 Years In History. Did You Know These 12 Interesting Facts?


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Mata Hari, 300 Spartans, Black Tuesday,the Godfather, Y1K, Sir Walter Raleigh, George Washington and more. Take a travel to 12 years and 12 significant events in each.

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12 Years In History. Did You Know These 12 Interesting Facts?

  1. 1. 12 Years in History. How Much Do You Know About Each?
  2. 2. It Is 44 B.C. Yeah, Caesar didn’t make it to the end of the Ides, but do you know that the average lifespan was thirty? But if a child made it to ten, then it was forty-seven.
  3. 3. It Is 1980 A.D. Yes, Reagan was elected, and John Lennon was killed, but do you know who shot J.R. Ewing?
  4. 4. It Is 493 A.D. Yes, St. Patrick dies, but do you know that the Mor Hanako Monastery was established in a former Roman fort on the Turkish-Syrian Border. The monastery has 365 rooms; one for each day of the year. It’s still there!
  5. 5. It Is 1929 A.D. Yes, it’s the start of the Great Depression. But did you know it’s also when the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre occurred?
  6. 6. It Is 480 B.C. King Leonidas leads 300 Spartans to defend the Gates of Fire in Greece against a Persian invasion by King Xerxes, but did you know what the world’s population was then?
  7. 7. It Is 1969 A.D. Yeah, some guy walked on the moon, but did you know it was also when Led Zeppelin released its first album?
  8. 8. It Is 1618 A.D. Yep, the Thirty Years’ War, one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European History, begins. But did you know that Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded that year?
  9. 9. It Is 1783 A.D. The World’s Population is roughly 900 million. Only 3.6 million are part of the fledgling United States, but did you know that George Washington stopped a coup on the Ides of March?
  10. 10. It Is 1972 A.D. Yeah, the Godfather premiered, but did you know George Carlin was arrested for saying the “Seven words you can never say on TV.”
  11. 11. It Is 999 A.D. Remember Y2K? This was Y1K. Panic over the end of the millennia has many flocking to monasteries and churches but did you know Pope Silvester II introduces the western world to the decimal system using Arabic numbers. He is accused of studying magical arts in Islamic cities, with charges that he is a sorcerer in league with the devil.
  12. 12. It Is 1493 Yep, Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after ‘discovering’ the New World but did you know the World’s Population is roughly 425 million. It was 450 million 150 years earlier, but the Black Death wiped out an estimated 75 million people.
  13. 13. It Is 1917 The Russian Civil War begins and would end up holding the Guinness World Record for highest death toll for a Civil War at a million and a half combatants and almost nine million civilians but did you know that the U.S. Ambassador is shown intercepted messages in which Germany promises to return the American Southwest to Mexico, if Mexico declares war on the United States?
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