11 famous historical events thought to be real but were fictional

Sometimes people are willing to ignore the facts and add fictional details to make the historical story more interesting.

Until someone invented a time travel machine, much of history will remain a mystery to us. But, if we don't know it all, there are tons of crazy rumors that make us curious about what happened after that.

The sensation of the rumors makes history stories more interesting and that's why we don't need to believe everything we hear. Page Bright Side has revealed a number of outstanding events in the past that were thought to be real but were just "slashing" to make them more attractive.

1. Vikings did not intentionally swap Greenland island with Iceland

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If the island is full of ice, the name is green and the opposite is green.

Rumor: The Vikings deliberately switched Iceland's name with Greenland to "trick" the other peoples into the snow-filled Greenland. This helps them keep Iceland away from the gaze of invaders.

Fact: Iceland is the name of the daughter of a Vikings in Sweden. The girl drowned on the way to Iceland. And Greenland has such a name given by explorers Erik Thorvaldsson or Erik Red, this man has been expelled from Iceland. He then rowed to Greenland and built his new empire there. He named it Greenland with the purpose of attracting more immigrants to this icy island.

2. The Trojan horse is a fiction

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Legend of the famous Trojan horse.

Rumor: After 10 years of siege of Troy, the Greeks still can not capture this city. They built a giant wooden horse and the army hid inside, then pretended to leave the horse and retreat. The people of Troy considered the horse a booty and dragged it into their city. At midnight, the soldiers inside the horse had escaped and opened the gates, the Greeks entered and wiped out the city.

Fact: Archaeological evidence shows that the city of Troy was burned and the wooden horse was actually just a legend appearing in Odyssey's epic.

3. The cow was not the culprit causing the Chicago Fire in 1871

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The story of the cow causing the Chicago Fire is actually a fabrication.

Rumor: The Great Chicago Fire lasted from Sunday, October 8, 1871 to Tuesday morning, October 10, 1871. This fire killed 300 people, destroyed it all in about 3, 3 square miles of area of ​​Chicago, Illinois, USA and leaving more than 100,000 people homeless. Rumor has it that the fire was caused by a cow knocking down a lantern while a woman named Catherine O'Leary was milking it.

Fact: Catherine O'Leary stated that she did not milk the cows during that time, when the flames were burning she was sleeping. Later, several reporters admitted they had fabricated the story of the cow.

4. 300 Spartan warriors are not alone in the battle of Thermopylae

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Spartan warriors outnumber 300.

Rumor: 300 Spartan fighters were entrenched in Thermopylae before the invasion of the Persian army for 3 days.

Fact: Not only are 300 Spartan fighters defending the city, they are also supported by at least 4,000 people from the allied army. Despite having a better chance to win, the Greeks ultimately fell to the mighty Persian army.

5. People didn't jump to suicide after Wall Street stock market crash in 1929

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Many people were bent on bankruptcy after that event.

Rumor: The crash of the Wall Street Stock Exchange in 1929 caused a series of investors' suicide attempts when they lost a lot of money.

Fact: October 29, 1929, known historically as the dark Tuesday - the day that Wall Street investors traded about 16 million shares, and 30 million US dollars were lost in At that point, the market collapsed. This event has begun for the Great Depression. However, this incident did not cause mass suicide, even when the market index in October and November hit the lowest bottom of 1929. The person behind this rumor seems to be British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He witnessed the German chemist, Dr. Otto Matthies, fall from the 16th floor of the hotel. But this incident happened before Wall Street collapsed, so it has nothing to do with.

6. No apple falls on Isaac Newton's head

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There is no way an apple would fall into Newton's head.

Myth: Isaac Newton invented the "Everything" theory after being hit by an apple while head sitting and reading a book.

Fact: The apple actually helped Newton a bit but was not as rumored. After Newton left Cambridge, he returned home and continued studying the subject he was pursuing at the university. He thinks gravity has an effect on distance. When he watched the apple fall in his mother's garden, he came up with an idea and spent years later coming up with the final recipe.

7. Walt Disney's body was not frozen

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Famous animator Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.

Myth: After the world's most famous animator Walt Disney died, his body was frozen to wait for humans to learn a method that could revive his life.

Fact: Walt Disney's daughter confirmed that he was cremated, not frozen.

8. Emperor Nero was not playing the violin while Rome was burning

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Paintings depicting emperor Nero playing the piano while Rome was burning.

Rumor: The emperor of Rome, Nero burned Rome and sat playing the violin while Rome was engulfed in flames.

Fact: Although scientists have not yet found the true cause, most historians believe that Nero did not cause the Great Fire of Rome. He was not in the city at the time, when he heard that Rome was on fire, Nero opened his gardens to provide shelter for the civilians who lost their homes due to the fire.

There are still some who believe that Nero burned Rome himself because he didn't like it and wanted to rebuild a new one. And we probably won't know what actually happened, but one thing can be for sure is that Nero didn't play the violin because it wasn't invented at the time.

9. The film "War of the Worlds" is fictional

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Radio programs have also scared many people.

The rumor: "War of the Worlds" is a radio program in the United States, made into a movie in 1938 and broadcast for Halloween. It is described so realistically that many people were actually scared and believed that aliens were invading us.

Fact: Since another popular show aired around the same time, the "War between the Worlds" has seen a drop in followers. And there was no invasion from outer space, shortly after CBS said that what was broadcast was fictional.

10. There is no love story between Pocahontas and John Smith

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A love story is a product of imagination created by filmmakers.

Rumor: A beautiful love arose between the Native American girl Pocahontas and the British colonial soldier John Smith.

Fact: At the time of Pocahontas, Matoaka's real name was John Smith, she was only 11 years old and John was 27 years old. There were no love stories, but they actually met when John Smith was arrested. They spent that time teaching each other the language of the other.

11. Einstein never failed math

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There is no such thing!

Rumor: Albert Einstein, the genius scientist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics, failed his math in school.

Fact: Einstein was good at math and at the age of 15, he was fluent in differential and integral calculus. This rumor comes from the number of points he received while studying in Switzerland, he received a score of 1 and on a scale from 1 to 6, 1 is the highest score. However, not long after that, this rating system was changed and a score of 6 became the highest score while the record still recorded Einstein with a score of 1. Because this led to the story of Einstein being fail math.

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