How railroads gave us time zones

Sir Sandford Fleming (1827-1915) was a Canadian civil engineer, who became responsible for creating a railway route in Canada which should eventually connect the Atlantic to the Pacific. Also unsatisfied with the time zone issues, he developed a worldwide plan for standard time. However, outside of North America no one cared to set their clocks differently, just yet.

Three Gandhis, three assassinations

In India, there have been 3 extremely influential leaders named Gandhi who have been shot within 43 years: Indian independence leader Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi in 1948, prime ministers Indira Gandhi in 1984 and her son Rajiv Gandhi (also prime minister) in 1991. We are not responsible for the contents of external links. Full disclaimer can be found here. Information sources: …

30000 dead hooligans

In Constantinople of 532 AD chariot races were the most important form of entertainment. There were 2 major teams which called themselves Blue or Green and it was not uncommon for the supporters to kill each other.

The King of South America

Simón Bolívar (1783–1830) may not have been the King of South America, but he came pretty damn close.