Historical Infographics

The 30 Deadliest Structural Failures of All Time

The 30 Deadliest Structural Failures of All Time

Throughout history, structural failures caused by faulty construction materials or heavy rains have led to building collapses, dam failures, bridges collapsing, and more, with some of the deadliest of these causing the deaths of hundreds or even thousands of people. The ForneyVault research team put together a list of 30 structural failures that have led to the highest death tolls in history.

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The History of Sunglasses: Know What You Wear

The History of Sunglasses: Know What You Wear

Sunglasses have a bold and sexy history in modern times, and their popularity has only increased in the last century. That may be due to the fact that sunglasses haven’t been a part of human life but for a short time. To understand the evolution of sunglasses and prescription sunglasses, SafetyGearPro.com has put together the following infographic.

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The Meaning Behind Every Type of Patch on a U.S. Military Uniform

The Meaning Behind Every Type of Patch on a U.S. Military Uniform

One of the first things you notice upon seeing a member of the U.S. military is that their uniform is adorned in a variety of patches. These patches are sewn across the front and on both shoulders, and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. But what do the patches on military uniforms mean? To better understand these important identifiers on a military uniform, WizardPins has created the following diagram that breaks down each patch’s meaning.

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A Recent History of United States Sanctions on Russia

A Recent History of United States Sanctions on Russia

When a direct military confrontation between two or more countries is off the table, how should these entities respond to acts of foreign aggression? One tactic is sanctioning, which applies economic restrictions on a country’s government, businesses, and even individual citizens. In the following infographic, look at the recent history of U.S. sanctions against Russia.

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King Henry VIII Historical Infographic

King Henry VIII Historical Infographic

The English King is famous for marrying quite a few wives (and executing a couple of them!). At the root of his numerous nuptials was the difficulty he had producing a male heir. A son was a sign of masculinity and ensured the family lineage. Henry shouldn’t have worried though, his daughter, Elizabeth I, became one of England’s most famous monarchs.

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USS Batfish – WW2 Submarine

USS Batfish – WW2 Submarine

The USS Batfish is a Balao Class submarine from World War 2. During its 7 wartime patrols it sunk 15 Japanese warships and solidified its place in history as one of the most successful submarines. During a 76 hour period on its 6th war patrol, the USS Batfish sank 3 enemy submarines, the most sub to sub kills for any submarine in history!

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The United States Ranked by the Oldest City in Each State

The United States Ranked by the Oldest City in Each State

Although the United States didn’t achieve independence from Great Britain until 1776, many cities in the country were settled hundreds of years earlier. European explorers began arriving on the shores of the U.S. in the early 16th century to establish settlements, some of which still exist today. In the following infographic, TitleMax looks at the oldest cities in each U.S. state.

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Fatalities of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Then And Now

Fatalities of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Then And Now

The 9/11 terrorist attacks began what is now known as the War on Terror, but how many lives were lost of that tragic day? This infographic represents the almost 3,000 fatalities from that day, broken down into ranks of the brave first responders that courageously gave their lives to help others.

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The Story of Microsoft

The Story of Microsoft

From 1975 to 2020, a lot has changed in technology. The same is true with the technology giant Microsoft. Across four decades, Microsoft has revolutionized the computer operating system. In this infographic, let’s see how a company started in a garage changed the world.

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The 27 Most Deadly Human Stampedes of All Time And Why They Happened

The 27 Most Deadly Human Stampedes of All Time And Why They Happened

Throughout history, human stampedes have occurred at crowded events, generally sparked by panic that spreads through the crowd like wildfire. Something as simple as someone tripping over luggage has triggered a deadly human stampede, as was the case with the 2006 Hajj Stampede. Discover the the 27 most deadly human stampedes of all time in the following infographic.

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