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World History Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

Most history classes will never stop raving about the events that happened before you were probably born or even at the time you were.

The other part of history is happening in the present. The past and present is the focus on our world history fun facts, you can't miss out.

World History Fun Facts

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Caligula made his horse, Incitatus, a senator. It's believed this was to ridicule the senate by implying a horse could do their job.
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Joseph Stalin, who ruled Russia from 1922-1952 was actually from Georgia and first arrived in Russia as a prisoner at the age of 25.
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As a young man, Abraham Lincoln was a champion wrestler.
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With US help, Panama broke away from Colombia. The Americans thought an independent Panama would be easier to deal with concerning the canal.
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Author George R. R. Martin used the 15h century War of the Roses in England as the backdrop to his War of the Five Kings
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Although a famous queen of France, Marie-Antoinette was actually Austrian. The saying 'Let them eat cake' is attributed to her but there is no evidence she ever said it.
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The 'terrible' in Ivan the Terrible doesn't necessarily mean evil. The Russian translation means 'powerful' or 'formidable'.
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The War of the Pacific between Chile and Bolivia was won by Chile. It resulted in Bolivia losing its coastline and becoming landlocked. Bolivia still claims its Pacific coast.
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Dutch explorer Willem Janzoon arrived in northern Australia in 1606, 164 years before James Cook.
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Italy finally become one nation state on March 17, 1861when all the different countries on the Italian Peninsula unified under King Victor Emmanuel II.

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