15 Amazing Historical Facts That No One Ever Seems to Know About

Sep 8, 2016 at 6:26 pm |

How much do we really know?

Our human history is inherently prone to geographical and relative biases.

Based on where you live, what type of education you receive, and what you study in school or read for fun, you are bound to end up with a substantially different take on the world and its major events, both past and present.

And this makes perfect sense. As we know, history is written by the victors, so while most of us learn one side of the story, only a fraction of us will go on to learn important other sides to the same event. Smaller conflicts in one country simply might not have any purpose in the curriculum of a classroom on the other side of the world, and individuals will be more attracted to specific moments in history than others. It’s human nature.

There is so much to learn out there that many of us simply never will, yet it’s incredible what fails to make it into certain history textbooks. What is common knowledge in one place is totally ignored in another, leading to unsettling discrepancies in our understanding of human history, culture, and current events. Nothing exists outside of its historical context, so it’s only natural that there is more to a story than meets the eye.

Redditors were asked to share significant historical events that most people don’t seem to even know about, and their list is certainly worth taking a look at.

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Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Did you learn any of this in school?

Where you live and what education you receive determines your take on human history, both past and present. How many of these did you know about?