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Historical fun facts and events that changed the world!

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He was born #OnThisDay in 1844, and served as executive director of the ACLU from 1917-1950! #TBT

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He was born #OnThisDay in 1844, and served as executive director of the ACLU from 1917-1950! #TBT

The civil rights leader was born 92 years ago tomorrow. #TBT

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The civil rights leader was born 92 years ago tomorrow. #TBT

The English author most famous for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings would be 129 this week! #TBT

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The English author most famous for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings would be 129 this week! #TBT

Orville was the first, gliding 120 feet through the air in 12 seconds! #OnThisDay #TBT

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Orville was the first, gliding 120 feet through the air in 12 seconds! #OnThisDay #TBT

The famous American poet was born #OnThisDay! #TBT

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The famous American poet was born #OnThisDay! #TBT

Stuart painted portraits of the first six presidents and over 1,000 others. His depiction of George Washington has appeared on the United States one-dollar bill for more than a century. #TBT

Fun History Facts

Stuart painted portraits of the first six presidents and over 1,000 others. His depiction of George Washington has appeared on the United States one-dollar bill for more than a century. #TBT

Tina Turner has sold over 100 million records throughout her legendary, five-decade career spanned rhythm and blues, soul, and rock. #TBT

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Tina Turner has sold over 100 million records throughout her legendary, five-decade career spanned rhythm and blues, soul, and rock. #TBT

Sadat was the first Arab leader to make an official journey to Israel on his visit to promote peace #OnThisDay in 1977. #TBT

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Sadat was the first Arab leader to make an official journey to Israel on his visit to promote peace #OnThisDay in 1977. #TBT

The Leonids produce meteor storms every 33 years. These events can exceed 1,000 and even 100,000 meteors per hour. #TBT

Dazzling Meteor Throwback Thursday

The Leonids produce meteor storms every 33 years. These events can exceed 1,000 and even 100,000 meteors per hour. #TBT

Critics praised the prolific Sinclair Lewis for his artistic descriptions and humor. He was also respected for his strong characterizations of modern women. #OnThisDay #TBT

Nobel Prize Winner Throwback Thursday

Critics praised the prolific Sinclair Lewis for his artistic descriptions and humor. He was also respected for his strong characterizations of modern women. #OnThisDay #TBT

Born #OnThisDay, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to be elected head of state of an African country. She won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace for work to further women’s rights. #TBT

African Icon Throwback Thursday

Born #OnThisDay, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to be elected head of state of an African country. She won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace for work to further women’s rights. #TBT

The United Nations is the world's premier international organization. It was established at the end of World War II to maintain world peace. #TBT

Fun United Nations Fact

The United Nations is the world's premier international organization. It was established at the end of World War II to maintain world peace. #TBT

Friedrich Nietzsche had an immeasurable impact on modern philosophy. #TBT

Neat Piece of Nietzsche Trivia!

Friedrich Nietzsche had an immeasurable impact on modern philosophy. #TBT

#OnThisDay in 1809, Klemens von Metternich was appointed the minister of foreign affairs for Austria. He later chaired the Congress of Vienna, which helped maintain a balance of power in Europe. #TBT

European History TBT!

#OnThisDay in 1809, Klemens von Metternich was appointed the minister of foreign affairs for Austria. He later chaired the Congress of Vienna, which helped maintain a balance of power in Europe. #TBT