Historical Infographics

True Meaning of Memorial Day

True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is much more than a day for barbecuing and cars sales. Traditions have been lost over the years as many Americans may not recall the true meaning of this day, which is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The following infographic by Low VA Rates provides more information about this National Day of Remembrance.

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The Placebo Effect

Placebos have been used in medicine for many years. Check out the infographic below presented by NursingSchoolHub.com to learn about the history of the placebo effect.

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The Ultimate Apple Addict Pilgrimage

This infographic from the folks at Cheapflights is for those Apple addicts and Steve Jobs’ fans. It offers a tour of most of the places in California that were important to the world’s best known technical entrepreneur. Follow in the footsteps of this amazing man.

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Electricity Usage in Ancient Civilizations

Have you ever wondered about the origins of electricity? Well, you’re in luck. In the infographic below, Powerwerx takes you on a journey from the first crude battery ever found in Mesopotamia to how Egyptians used a certain electric catfish from the Nile River.

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Five Things the Government Has Done Right

The idea that the American government can’t do anything right has become pervasive. However, sometimes they can get things right and actually improve our lives. Check out the infographic below to learn about five things the government has actually done right.

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The History of Ink

The huge impact of ink on our daily lives has gone mostly unnoticed. What would the world be like without it? In the following infographic by InkTechnologies.com, learn about the evolution of ink from the caveman through today’s newest ink technology.

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Get The Most From Your Music

This infographic traces the transformation of music over the last 100 years, from when we couldn’t even record or reproduce music to the digital age where music is everywhere all the time. It also touches on the resurgence of vinyl, and analog vs. digital.

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Leaders From Humble Beginnings

Ben Franklin was the 15th of 17 children. He was also the son of a candlemaker. He only had two years of formal education. At age 17 Franklin left home and traveled to Philadelphia where he created an enormously successful printing business. Ben Franklin is just one of America’s favorite leaders who came from a humble upbringing. Check out the infographic below to learn about other leaders and their humble backgrounds.

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Technology of Plumbing: Then and Now

Did you know that the first flush toilet was invented in 1596 by Sir John Harrington? There have been many advancements in plumbing throughout the years. Check out the infographic below to learn about how plumbing technology has evolved.

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St. David’s Day: Uncovering the Legend

St. David’s Day: Uncovering the Legend

While his name and designated holiday might be lesser known across the globe than Saint Valentine or Saint Patrick’s, there’s a rightful celebration for Wales’ patron saint too. Every year on March 1st, Welsh people sport their leeks and daffodils in honour of Dewi Sant (in Welsh), better known as Saint David. Learn more in the following infographic by Confused.com.

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