The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 was the loudest sound in recorded history, heard 3,000 miles (4800 KM) away.
Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
Armageddon (Har Megiddo) has already been the site of several historical battles, the last in 1918.
Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.
30,000 children took part of a "Children's Crusade" to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.
Proportionally speaking, the most destructive war in modern history was the War of the Triple Alliance, which took the lives of over 60% of Paraguay's population, leaving a woman/man ratio of 4 to 1.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans including royalty, priests and scientists, routinely ingested remedies containing human bones, blood and fat as medicine for everything from headaches to epilepsy.
Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
Jean Cousin has been said to have discovered the New World in 1488, four years before Christopher Columbus, when he landed in Brazil around the mouth of Amazon, but this remains unproven.