Ah, the good old days. When life was simpler, and the only thing you had to worry about was getting your hands on the latest set of, uh ... trading cards? But, alas, times have changed. Now, we have the internet, and all the modern-day conveniences that come with it. But, did you know that many of the things we take for granted today have their roots in the distant past? From Roman gladiators to the first computer program, and even the first selfie, the history of human progress is fascinating.
This list is a look back at some of the most interesting hobbies and pastimes in history, from the first college football game to the first social network. We’ll also take a look at some of the oldest traditions, like Christmas markets, and the first public disco. So, if you’re looking for a way to brush up on your history, you’ve come to the right place.
Selfie before selfies were cool.
1986’s 'Habitat' was an online world before the world was online.
Izetta Jewell: TV’s first queen.
It’s come a long way since ‘Tennis for Two.’
Taverns: Where history and gossip meet.
One big shop, no more: Domitian put an end to that!
Ada Lovelace: Programming Pioneer Extraordinaire!
The nickelodeon revolution: small theaters, big impact.
The first social network, before everyone was connected.
Ah, the good ol’ days…
Salvius knows all the tea.
A show of brawn and luck -- a winning combination, probably.
Rutgers and Princeton kicked off a rivalry that’s still going strong over 150 years later.