Buried Standing Up

To save costs, the body of Shakespeare's friend and fellow dramatist, Ben Jonson, was buried standing up in Westminister Abbey, London in 1637.

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Gulliver's Travels Fact

When Jonathan Swift published 'Gulliver's Travels' in 1726, he intended it as a satire on the ferociousness of human nature. Today it is enjoyed as a children's story.

First Color Photograph

The first color photograph was made in 1861 by James Maxwell. He photographed a tartan ribbon.

The oldest daily newspaper

The oldest surviving daily newspaper is the Wiener Zeitung of Austria. It was first printed in 1703.

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