A solar eclipse helped end a six-year war in 585 BCE. When the sky suddenly darkened during a battle between the Lydians and the Medes in modern Turkey, soldiers took it as a sign to cease fighting.

Before he was the best-selling author of ” The Da Vinci Code “, Dan Brown tried his luck as a musician. In 1994, he released an album called ” Angels & Demons “, a title he reused for a 2000 novel.

The office cubicle was invented by Robert Propst in 1968. His original design was called the Action Office System and provided “a social kind of privacy” for the worker.