There are many interesting facts you should know about history and to make it easy for you to remember them, we have categorized these amazing facts by following historical figures, events and places.
Here is the list of Top 87 Interesting History Facts Your History Teacher Forgot To Mention.
George Washington Facts
As a matter of fact, George Washington fought for British before fighting against the British. Here are some interesting fun facts about George Washington you didn’t know about.
- George Washington started school at the age of 6 and left at 15 because his mother couldn’t manage his education expenses. He wanted to become a surveyor.
- He got married when he was 26 years old with Martha Custis who had already two children; he had no kids of his own.
- A research in 2005 showed that his dentures were made out of a lead, gold, ivory and the combination of animal and human teeth.
- His hair was real, not a wig, which is generally considered today.
- In US history, he was the sickest president who suffered from malaria, carbuncle, dysentery, small pox, diphtheria and some other diseases.
- He could break the walnut shells between his thumb and forefinger. As he was a strong man.
- He was a great dancer, athlete and the best horseman in the 13 colonies.
- He didn’t have a middle name.
Moreover, Washington led an attack that started a world war. Hoping that the above-mentioned George Washington interesting fun facts may be new to you and you didn’t learn in school.
Edgar Allan Poe Facts
Edgar Allan Poe is a well-known historic figure for his short stories and poems that attract millions of readers throughout the world. But how much did you really know about some other interesting facts about Edgar Allan Poe? To know about this creative writer, check out these Edgar Allan Poe facts that shed some light on the troubled life of Poe.
- Poe’s mother, Elizabeth, died when he was just 3 years old.
- His father was an alcoholic and abandoned Edgar and other children after the death of Elizabeth and died probably after 2 days.
- Poe was orphaned and adopted by John and Frances Allan. Edgar adopted the name “Allan” from them.
- In 1815, he moved to London along with his foster family and then in 1820, they moved to Virginia. He was engaged in gambling and this became a problem for his foster father and as a result, he was kicked out from the university of Virginia due to unpaid fees. His foster father disowned him after the death of Frances Allan.
- In 1827, he then enrolled in the army as Edgar A. Perry.
- “The Raven” was the personal challenge for Edgar that he imposed upon himself. This masterpiece put Poe on the map and made him a popular author overnight.
- Poe would place his beloved cat on his shoulder when he began to write.
- In 1849, he was found wandering in terrible condition on the streets of Baltimore. He admitted to the hospital for four days and died in a mysterious condition because all medical records including his death certificate have been lost.