The life expectancy in 1900 was just 47 years.
First telephone book
The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.
More History Facts
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.