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Basic History Fun Facts

Debates and speeches on television are a common norm these days. But do you know when the first time a President of a country televised his speech was?

Read on these basic history fun facts to get the answer and many such important facts of history.

Basic History Fun Facts

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The word fascism was coined in 1919 by Benito Mussolini. This led to him establishing the first fascist state, and the ancient Roman fasces was adopted as his symbol.
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The German general Rommel was nicknamed “Desert Fox” during his service in the Nazi Army in the Second World War. He was called so due to his surprise attacks on the enemies.
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King Phillip II called Aristotle to tutor his son Alexander which inspired Alexander to show interest in philosophy, literature, science, and medicine. Alexander was aged just 13 at that time.
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Karl Marx was a German philosopher who believed that history was based on material conditions instead of ideas. Historical materialism was one of his major theories.
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The British army defeated Napoleon’s army in 1815 in the Battle of Waterloo. This war is considered to be the final defeat of Napoleon.
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England was in a war with France for a hundred years. This was during the period 1337–1453 and involved five generations of kings.
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A treaty was signed in 1968 to prevent the spread of nuclear weapon technology, and came into force in 1970. This treaty was known as the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
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Emperor Shah Jahan loved his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, so much that he built the Taj Mahal in her memory. Their graves are placed alongside each other in the basement of the monument.
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13 American colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which led to the British ceding their reign over the United Colonies, now known as the USA.
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American President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first American president to have delivered a televised speed in 1939. The first debate was in 1960 between Vice-President Richard M. Nixon and U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy.