Welcome to HistoryWow
Why ‘Wow’? Because history has a ‘Wow’ factor. History is rich in fascinating and inspiratonal incidents and events. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, humor, arrogance, foolishness, victory against the odds, the cruel hand of fate, irony and nobility.
History’s got the lot. HistoryWow aims to bring you some of these fascinating and inspirational incidents and events, in a short, sharp format. A little bit of history every day. But not enough to overload your busy lifestyles. We hope you enjoy HistoryWow!
History Question of the Day
What is, and where in history would you find, the weapon known as a ‘Hornet Bomb’?
The answer tomorrow.
Yesterday's question and answer:
In what unusual way were the early versions of sunglasses used in Mediaeval China?
Answer: Chinese Judges would use smoke colored lenses, much like modern day sunglasses, to conceal their eyes and therefore their emotions during trials.
Source: Why Didn’t I Think of That? by Anthony Rubino Jr.
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History Question of the Week
Aeschylus and Sophocles are considered two of the three greatest writers of Greek tragedy. Who was the third?The answer on Thursday.
The first correct answer to each week's question will receive a US$30 voucher to buy a history book of their choice.
Last week's question and answer:
Which steam ship, launched on 31 January 1858, remained the largest ship ever built in both length and tonnage for over forty years?Answer: The SS Great Eastern, designed by famed British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Source: Understanding the Victorians by Susie Steinbach
HistoryWow’s Golden List of Great History Books
There are many great history books, on a range of interesting topics. These are some of the ones we at HistoryWow think are especially good.
The HistoryWow Forum
CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS!The fascinating thing about history is that there are a variety of different opinions and views on historical questions. Here is your chance to tell us what you think about a particular history question.
THIS WEEK'S HISTORYWOW FORUM TOPIC IS:
As it was instigated by foreign powers and created without flexibility to change, the Bourbon Restoration of 1814 was doomed from the start. What do you think?Comment
Tell us Your Favorite History Anecdote
History lovers have their own special history stories, incidents and episodes. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, victory against the odds, arrogance, the cruel hand of fate, irony and nobility. Tell us here what your favorite anecdote is.tell us
The HistoryWow App
The HistoryWow App. Seventy fascinating and inspirational incidents and events from history - in a short, sharp format. Each great story is different and each one is a terrific read. A nice-sized, compact, mini history book of around 15,000 words, complete with pictures. And only US $1.99.Buy