History Facts

ARPANet
ARPANet

The Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US Department of Defense.

Australia or New Holland
Australia or New Holland

Australia was originally called New Holland.

Tennis
Tennis

Tennis was originally played with bare hands.

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa

It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa.

Women Rights
Women Rights

Women were not allowed to vote in France until 1944.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

England's Stonehenge is over 5,000 years old.

Average Lifespan in U.S.
Average Lifespan in U.S.

In 1900 the average lifespan in the US was 47.

Mapping
Mapping

Mapping is older than writing.

The First Metered Taxi
The First Metered Taxi

The first metered taxi was introduced in 1907.