Random History Facts

To generate a set of random historical facts select how many you would like to see and hit the generate button.

There is actually a difference between coffins and caskets – coffins are typically tapered and six-sided, while caskets are rectangular.
An estimated 50% of all gold ever mined on Earth came from a single plateau in South Africa: Witwatersrand.
Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons before his teacher advised him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.

What is this tool?

The history of humankind is littered with amazing events that have been written down for future generations to learn about.

As a fun way to explore just some of these historical facts, I created this random generator containing 155 facts through different periods in time.