27 Best History Trivia


Do you love facts and history? Past events shaped our world and society today.

American History

  1. The American Flag has fifty stars and thirteen stripes.
  2. Alabama is the last state to overturn laws against interracial marriage in the year 2000.
  3. Benjamin Franklin had a house discovered to have had about one thousand two hundred bone pieces from about ten human skeletons.
  4. William Henry Harrison was the US President who served the shortest term of about two months and died because of simple colds.
  5. George Washington was the first president of the United States of America.

World History

  1. Constipation was the health problem that bothered Elvis Presley throughout his lifetime, which eventually caused his death.
  2. A Heart attack was the initial reported cause of death for Elvis Presley that circulated in the media.
  3. China is an Asian country that had seven of the ten deadliest wars in human history, and some were even deadlier than world war one.
  4. Prunes were the fruit word used by Victorians before having their picture taken instead of the word “cheese”.
  5. Urine was used by Romans as the mouth was because of the presence of ammonia in it.
  6. Adam West was the top-billed actor during 1960’s television series called “Batman”.
  7. 1975 was the year where the Americans were defeated by Vietnamese during the Vietnam War or commonly referred to as Saigon’s fall.
  8. The Ottoman Empire was the empire in which Turkey’s country belongs to during the first World War.
  9. The building of Parthenon was indeed built in honour of the Roman goddess of Wisdom, Athena.
  10. Mount Vesuvius was the volcano that caused catastrophic destruction of Pompei in 79 AD.
  11. Peru is the Latin American country in which the citadel Machu Picchu is located.
  12. In Greek Mythology, Hades was responsible for the abduction of Persephone which led to the four seasons of the Earth.

Women’s History

  1. Jeanette Rankin was the first female to be elected to the US Congress in 1916.
  2. Carol Moseley Brown was the first black senator in the United States of America.
  3. In 1952, Elizabeth the Second was crowned as the queen.
  4. Miss Saigon was the musical in which Lea Salonga won the prestigious musical theatre award.
  5. Rosa Parks was the brave woman who refused to give up her bus seat on the way home that sparked national civil rights protests against segregation policies.

Art History

  1. Fourteen feet is the length of the original shark used in Damian Heart’s Work, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”.
  2. Andy Warhol said the statement, “Art is anything you can get away with”.
  3. Rachel Whiteread created the concrete cast of the interior of an entire Victorian house.
  4. Marble was Michael Angelo’s favourite rock as the medium for his sculptures.
  5. Used tea bags was the material used in the portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second made by Andy Brown.

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