The Neo-Gothic National Cathedral in Washington D.C. has a piece of moon rock from Apollo 11 set into its southern stained glass window.
The First World War officially ended in 1919, when Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles in the Hall of Mirrors.
The guillotine was promoted by Dr. Guillotin, but built by Tobias Schmidt, a German harpsichord maker.
Napoleon was not short. At 5 feet 6.5 inches, he was even slightly taller than the average Frenchman of the 19th century.
Narrator: France, a nation destined by excellence and empire to create some of the greatest feats of engineering the world has ever seen. France was led by rulers who compared themselves to gods and to wage bloody warfare across the continent. Their quest for perfection drove this nation to build on an unimaginable scale. But their wretched extravagance led to revolution, bringing the empire to the brink of ruin. From the chaos emerged a conquer for the ages. His single minded goal: Empire on the scale of Rome.
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