When was the lighthouse invented? 👀

Guiding ships for countless centuries, as well as looking spectacular on the horizon, every lighthouse boast at least one of fascinating story. From humble beginnings as primitive flames to their automation today, these flashing lights have come a long way. Did you believe? The earliest from of lighthouses was probably just bonfires on the beach and, since raising the fire would improve the visibility, placing it on a platform became a practice that led to the development of our modern beacons. Lighthouses historic beginnings stretch right back to Egypt, where…

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#TodayInHistory – October 20

October 20 – Some important events on this day. 1097 👉🏼 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade 1603 👉🏼 Chinese uprising in the Philippines fails after 23,000 killed 1803 👉🏼 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase 1817 👉🏼 1st Mississippi “Showboat” leaves Nashville on maiden voyage 1827 👉🏼 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet 1864 👉🏼 US President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday 1918 👉🏼 In order to secure a WWI armistice, Germany agrees to further concessions. At the eleventh hour…

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