7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools


There have been many important events that happened which many people don't know about or have forgotten about.

1.) Tarim mummies

A group of mummies that are ancient(1800BCE) were discovered in the Tarim Basin in China, DNA studies discovered that the mummies were part East Asian and part European, proof that interracial relationships were common even in Ancient days.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

2.) The expeditions of Nazi Germany

Many people know that the third reich was so interested into the occult and anthropology. What many people have forgotten about are the expeditions of the third reich to various places in the world including Tibet and Antarctica. Heinrich Himmler sent the "Ahnenerbe"(ancestral heritage society) to Tibet. Heinrich Himmler had a lot of interest in Asian culture. The purpose of the expedition was mostly scientific. The expedition was led by Ernst Schäfer.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

The third reich also has also had a expedition in Antarctica for resources. This would inspire many sci fi movies.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

3.)The formation of the 442nd RCT

After Pearl Harbor many Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps. What a lot of history classes don't teach is the formation of the 442nd RCT of the US army. This unit was made of Japanese-American soldiers who enlisted in the army to fight against the fascists in Europe. This unit is currently the most decorated unit of it's size in US army history. Franklin D Roosevelt made a positive comment on the 442nd RCT

The principle on which this country and by which it has always been governed is that Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or Ancestry-Franklin D. Roosevelt

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

4.) Operation paperclip

As a result of Germany losing WWII, the allied nations stripped Germany of it's military power and took most of Germany's technological innovations for themselves. A lot of the military technology used today(Assault rifles, ballistic missles etc) is based off Germany's military technology. America and the Soviet Union took German scientists to work for them.

Operation paperclip is the name of the operation used to bring German scientists(over 1000 scientists) to America. Among them was a man named Wernher Von Braun. Wehrner was a German scientist that worked for the nazis, he invented the V-rockets for the nazis and the Saturn V for America which would take the first people the moon and the first Sattelite of the US. Everyone knows about Margaret Hamilton and the first people that visited the moon but everyone forgets about Wehrner Von Braun.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

5.) Hawaii democratic Revolution of 1954

A lot of people assume that the first major social movement happened in the 1960s but one social movement happened earlier in 1954. It was a social movement that involved civil disobedience, strikes and protests. A lot of the 442nd RCT veterans became involved in this movement. The peaceful revolution was successful in which the "white minority rule" was overthrown, Hawaii became a state of the US, working conditions improved, the Democrats became a majority and many Japanese-Americans took office such as Daniel Inouye a 442nd RCT Veteran.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

6.) Abolishing anti miscegenation laws

Anti Miscegenation laws are cruel and thankfully they have been abolished in the 1950s. By the 1960s, interracial marriage became more accepted.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

7.) How clothing has changed throughout the years

One subject that is often ignored is the clothing people wear, nobody talks about how fashion continues to change as a result of new ideas.

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools

7 Events That Are Never or Rarely Taught in Schools
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  • SuccessfulHornDog
    Interesting stuff
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    Is this still revelant?

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  • RedThread
    Something that should be taught in US schools is the story of Black Wall Street. It was a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was one of the most successful centers of black businesses in America in the early 20th century. In 1921, the white residents of the town massacred hundreds of black people and burned the neighborhood down within hours. It was a slaughter and is still one of the largest massacres in the history of racial conflicts in America.

    It started over allegations that a black shoeshiner assaulted a white female elevator operator. A bunch of white folks decided to foam at the mouth and killed hundreds and left 10,000 homeless. If that wasn't bad enough, the local law enforcement worked with the mob arresting more than 6,000 black residents and refused to help. The police firebombed buildings, homes, and fleeing families to protect against a "negro uprising." This has been omitted from state and local records and as I mentioned, rarely talked about or taught in classrooms.

    The area never fully recovered from the event. The community tried to rebuild but encountered economic and population drains. Desegregation actually hurt the community because more people had more opportunities elsewhere and left. It was then further leveled during an urban renewal project to make way for a highway. Several blocks were saved from demolition.

    This single incident shows perfectly how often black Americans were beat down whenever they became financially sustainable and successful as a community. It also shows the irrational white fear and brutality regarding racial minorities throughout American history.

    I NEVER even heard about it in school.
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    • RedThread

      Other interesting historical events are all the coups that western powers created in the middle east to destabilize the region. It makes you wonder how the world would be different today if some events were changed.

  • Rainie_
    Another thing - A lot of schools are taught that Columbus was the first to "discover" America. Even I was. There is of course the obvious that the natives once discovered America first some several thousand years ago. Aside from that long before Columbus would set a foot on America there had already been Vikings, and there has been speculations of others before them.

    Second, the opium wars, I was only VERY vaguely taught this because the truth is evil and really doesn't put the Brits in a good light. I only found out exact the reasons and events of the opium wars years later. - Britain tried to find a way to trade with China but surprise surprise China had everything they needed, including technology and resources and nothing could impress them enough to want to trade. So the Brits got them addicted to opium which then became a huge business and also threw China into chaos.

    Also the things I learnt in school was so limited, I mostly learnt good things about the British Empire, and rarely bad things (the only thing I can remember is learning about slavery). The things I learnt about the British Empire was that they "lifted" the other countries up, set up road networks, trains (mostly for their own benefit) and trade, "discovering" new spices and resources, learning about how great and "admirably" powerful the empire was. When it was just down right sick.
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    • zagor

      Columbus "discovered" America in the sense that he made it known to the Europeans of the time (the Vikings didn't get the word out much) and thus started the settlement and exploitation of the Western Hemisphere.

    • Rainie_

      @zagor of course, but we were all led to believe he was the first to from Europe which isn't true.

    • zagor

      I was taught about Leif Ericsson, and the Native Americans, in school. Yes, Columbus is still the one with his own "day". But his was still a considerable milestone.

  • Phoenix98
    Actually I already knoew about the The expeditions of Nazi Germany, Operation paper clip and that Japanese Americans were sent to prison camps sadly but that a Japanese American unit was formed and fought in WW2 and that they were oen of the most highly decorated units.
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    • Phoenix98

      And while didn't know about the mummies I already knew that interracial relationships did in fact exist and happened. Though it was far more common with royalty then with common folk.

  • jacquesvol
    en.wikipedia.org/.../Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War is also completely forgotten. In 1919, armies of different western countries and Japan invaded Russia to fight the Bolsheviks. The USA tried to invade Siberia.
    Poland , Germany and Czechoslovakia attacked from the west, Greece invaded Crimea.
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  • helloitsmethere
    You know what else needs to be taught in school? That three notorious black women helped send John Glenn into space (yes, Hidden Figures is based on a real story and if Taraji, Janelle and Octavia don't get Oscars this year I will flip shit). My point is, more facts about black history need to be taught in schools. Not just slavery and civil rights movement because there is more to that.
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  • meatballs21
    We touched on many of these in school - but apart from knowing Von Braun and the rest were originally working for the Third Reich, there's no need to go much deeper unless it is specifically a space science class, for example.

    Likewise, the history of fashion is only relevant in certain classes and if the curriculum needs it.
  • Other_Tommy_Wiseau
    That's mostly cause teachers stick to the macro of history, not the micro. As to why is merely because if you taught shit as finite as those, you'd never be able to cram 5000+ years worth of history in 3-4 years
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  • ChocoLada
    Ok, I agree with most of your points, except the last one, why would anyone care about changing of clothes throughout the centuries? That's important only to fashion designers, but in most schools, it's totally irrelevant.
  • dolemite68
    the expeditions of nazi germany was always interesting to me. I saw this documentary that they were very interested in aliens and space type technology too.
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  • 1Anon
    Only number seven from your list was taught at our school. I never knew about the others until I read your post.
  • douride2
    The only ones I had never heard of was 5 & 6. To be honest I don't recall where I learned of the others.
  • Lucifer_666
    It's not surprising that these aren't taught. You probably won't hear about the 1953 Iran coup either
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  • John_Doesnt
    We don't teach those because they aren't important enough.
    • ADFSDF1996

      3,4,5 are important.

    • kids in america don't believe in evolution or understand basic math. Those are more important than random history.

    • ADFSDF1996

      Classes are divided by subjects.

  • skeptic002
    1) is true i can believe but it's B. C not B. C. E

    2) this is a lie it was not scientific it was purely occult of course but also the fact that there was a search for hitler at the time they ended up finding underground facilities in Antarctica setup by the Nazi where they killed a yeti or nephilim which ever you like to call it, the survivors returned back with the information, now after the U. S sent over many soldiers to Antarctica to what seemed like a last stand now who won im not sure, but after wards we took in many nazi's as scientist and they said they learned everything from the fallen ones, during that time they found the firmament and created NASA and shot missiles at it like nimrod who tried to build the tower of babel in order to break through the firmament

    ill handle the rest later

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    • skeptic002

      3) now as for the great wars they where setup by the very rich one to make more money and second too further the agenda of a one world government
      common sense create a crisis the government comes up with the solution in order to remove work and slowly put people into poverty which is happening now at a slow steady pace

      4) operation paper clip ohhh lets go
      so yes we got plenty of tech from nazi's, the nazi's said they had help from the fallen ones or what we call aliens, now if you do your back track on history this isn't anything new they have done this several times

      during the days of Noah in the bible and book of enoch chapter 6 and 8
      And Azâzêl an angel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth
      so rockets, cars, trains, phones, computers all done by the fallen ones humans are stupid hands down lol

    • skeptic002

      5) i will have to look into more first time hearing about it

      6) yeah 6 never mattered either way
      the truth is the people just have to make a choice and if someone tries to hurt them kill them
      don't have tome for racism

      7) honestly cloths has gotten more simple unless there part of the fashion industry then they come up with crazy wild stuff I would never wear outside lol
      i keep it simple

  • lime_rampljuset
    Yup, some are not taught at schools.
  • SlightlyCrazy
    1 and six are just not very accurate
    • ADFSDF1996

      What do you mean?

    • 1. They were absolutely no where near common
      6. In the 1950s and 60s most people would beat the shit out of a interracial couple regardless of the law

    • ADFSDF1996

      What do you mean by they were not common?

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  • Anonymous
    They won't teach this in schools
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  • Anonymous
    a smart take on gag. (other than mine). omg.
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