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The Armenian Genocide began on the 24th of April, 1915.

Fact No. 1

The Armenian Genocide began on the 24th of April, 1915.

“Armenia” is one of the most ancient place-names on Earth.

Fact No. 2

“Armenia” is one of the most ancient place-names on Earth.

The Armenian presence in North America dates back to 1618.

Fact No. 3

The Armenian presence in North America dates back to 1618.

The last Armenian king is not buried in Armenia.

Fact No. 4

The last Armenian king is not buried in Armenia.

Armenians in the world of sport range from princes that took part in ancient Olympic games to modern world champions.

Fact No. 5

Armenians in the world of sport range from princes...

The ancient Armenian calendar had thirty named days for each month in the year.

Fact No. 6

The ancient Armenian calendar had thirty named days...

The duduk and the oud are two instruments that form part of the rich Armenian musical tradition.

Fact No. 7

The duduk and the oud are two instruments that ...

Krikor Zohrab was a member of the Ottoman parliament in 1915

Fact No. 8

Krikor Zohrab was a member of the Ottoman parliament in 1915

The formal Armenian presence in Russia dates back to the 18th century

Fact No. 9

The formal Armenian presence in Russia dates back to...

The First Armenian Republic was declared on the 28th of May, 1918

Fact No. 10

The First Armenian Republic was declared on the 28th of May, 1918

The Armenian kingdom formed in the 6th century BC lasted until the fall of Greater Armenia in 428 AD

Fact No. 11

The Armenian kingdom formed in the 4th century BC lasted until...

Armenian massacres and deportations were widely reported in the international press between the 1890s and 1920s

Fact No. 12

Armenian massacres and deportations were widely...

Mount Ararat is a national symbol for the Armenian people

Fact No. 14

Mount Ararat is a national symbol for the Armenian people

Cardinal Grigor Petros XV Agagianian was a candidate for Pope in 1958 and in 1963

Fact No. 15

Cardinal Grigor Petros XV Agagianian was a candidate for...

The Armenian heritage in India dates back to the 16th century

Fact No. 16

The Armenian heritage in India dates back to the 16th century

Ani was known as the city of a thousand and one churches

Fact No. 17

Ani was known as the city of a thousand and one churches

Turkey’s economy today is based in part on confiscated Armenian property

Fact No. 18

Turkey’s economy today is based in part on confiscated...

The names of the deities of the pagan Armenian pantheon can still be heard today

Fact No. 20

The names of the deities of the pagan Armenian pantheon can...

Alexander Mantashev was one of the world’s wealthiest oil magnates and a major Armenian philanthropist of the early 20th century

Fact No. 21

Alexander Mantashev was one of the world’s wealthiest...

The Armenian-Persian legacy dates back to antiquity

Fact No. 22

The Armenian-Persian legacy dates back to antiquity

The first European coffee-shops were established by Armenians

Fact No. 23

The first European coffee-shops were established by Armenians

Responses to the Armenian Genocide comprised the first international humanitarian movement

Fact No. 24

Responses to the Armenian Genocide comprised the first...

Many of Istanbul’s architectural gems are the works of the Balyan family

Fact No. 25

Many of Istanbul’s architectural gems are the works of...

Armenians were the first to adopt Christianity as a national religion by tradition in 301 AD

Fact No. 26

Armenians were the first to adopt Christianity as a...

Missak Manouchian was a leader of foreign Resistance fighters in France during World War II

Fact No. 27

Missak Manouchian was a leader of foreign Resistance fighters in...

Armenian migration towards South America took place mostly between the 1920s and 1950s

Fact No. 28

Armenian migration towards South America took place...

A rocket-launching club of a Lebanese-Armenian college reached the stratosphere in the 1960s

Fact No. 29

A rocket-launching club of a Lebanese-Armenian college...

The Armenian Genocide has been formally marked by many parliaments, governments, heads of state, as well as scholars and academic and non-profit organisations

Fact No. 30

The Armenian Genocide has been formally marked by...

Zabel Yesayan was the only woman on the list of those to be arrested on the night of April 24th, 1915

Fact No. 31

Zabel Yesayan was the only woman on the list of...

By tradition, Hayk defeated Bel on the 11th of August, 2492 BC

Fact No. 32

By tradition, Hayk defeated Bel on the 11th of August, 2492 BC

Some Christian saints of the West trace their roots to Armenia

Fact No. 33

Some Christian saints of the West trace their roots to Armenia

Israel Ori had a plan for Armenian liberation in the 17th century

Fact No. 34

Israel Ori had a plan for Armenian liberation in the 17th century

“Armenian Paper” is just one expression of the long Armenian presence in Western Europe

Fact No. 35

“Armenian Paper” is just one expression of the long Armenian...

A constitution for a free Armenia was prepared in India in the 1770s-1780s

Fact No. 36

A constitution for a free Armenia was prepared in India in the...

A gift rug woven by grateful Armenian orphans is in storage at the White House

Fact No. 37

A rug woven by grateful Armenian orphans is in storage at...

The modern Armenian language exists in two literary forms – Eastern and Western

Fact No. 38

The modern Armenian language exists in two literary forms...

The seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians is in Etchmiadzin in Armenia

Fact No. 39

The seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians is in Etchmiadzin

Sayat Nova wrote and sang songs in at least three languages

Fact No. 40

Sayat Nova wrote and sang songs in at least three languages

Traditional Armenian folk dances include Diaspora creations

Fact No. 41

Traditional Armenian folk dances include Diaspora creations

The defining national event of Australia and New Zealand took place in the shadow of the Armenian Genocide

Fact No. 42

The defining national event of Australia and New Zealand took...

The Republic of Armenia declared its independence on the 21st of September, 1991

Fact No. 43

The Republic of Armenia declared its independence on...

Chess is considered to be a national sport in Armenia

Fact No. 44

Chess is considered to be a national sport in Armenia

The modern Turkish language owes a lot to an Armenian

Fact No. 45

The modern Turkish language owes a lot to an Armenian

The first Armenian book was published in Venice in 1512

Fact No. 46

The first Armenian book was published in Venice in 1512

Komitas Vardapet was born Soghomon Soghomonian

Fact No. 47

Komitas Vardapet was born Soghomon Soghomonian

The former national anthem of Ethiopia was composed by an Armenian

Fact No. 48

The former national anthem of Ethiopia was composed by...

Armenian Cilicia was allied with the Mongols in the 13th century

Fact No. 49

Armenian Cilicia was allied with the Mongols in the 13th century

Sarkis Torossian was one of many Ottoman Armenians who achieved high office

Fact No. 50

Sarkis Torossian was one of many Ottoman Armenians who...

Armenian was one of the first languages into which the Bible was translated

Fact No. 51

Armenian was one of the first languages into which the...

The Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia sits in Antelias, Lebanon

Fact No. 52

The Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia sits in Antelias, Lebanon

Diana Apcar was one of the world’s first woman diplomats

Fact No. 53

Diana Apcar was one of the world’s first woman diplomats

One of the oldest works written in Georgian is about an Armenian

Fact No. 54

One of the oldest works written in Georgian is about an Armenian

Armenian volunteers fought with French and British forces during World War I

Fact No. 55

Armenian volunteers fought with French and British...

Part of Taksim Square in Istanbul used to be an Armenian cemetery

Fact No. 56

Part of Taksim Square in Istanbul used to be an Armenian cemetery

The Armenian alphabet has been used to write Turkish

Fact No. 57

The Armenian alphabet has been used to write Turkish

The Armenian Brotherhood of St. James in Jerusalem dates back to the 7th century AD

Fact No. 58

The Armenian Brotherhood of St. James in Jerusalem dates back...

The Life and Adventures of Joseph Émïn, an Armenian, written in English by himself was first published in London in 1792

Fact No. 59

The Life and Adventures of Joseph Émïn, an Armenian, was first...

The first prime minister in Egypt’s modern history was Nubar Nubarian

Fact No. 60

The first prime minister in Egypt’s modern history was...

The term “genocide” was coined bearing the Armenian experience in mind

Fact No. 62

The term “genocide” was coined bearing the Armenian...

Mkrdich Cezayirliyan was one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century

Fact No. 63

Mkrdich Cezayirliyan was one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in...

The Seat of the Catholicos-Patriarch of Catholic Armenians is in Bzommar, Lebanon

Fact No. 64

The Seat of the Catholicos-Patriarch of Catholic...

Calouste Gulbenkian was nicknamed “Mr. Five Percent”

Fact No. 65

Calouste Gulbenkian was nicknamed “Mr. Five Percent”

The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh held a referendum on independence on the 10th of December, 1991

Fact No. 66

The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh held a referendum on...

The Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, dating to 1835, was the first church built in Singapore

Fact No. 67

The Armenian Church in Singapore was first built...

Armin Wegner took pictures of what he saw in 1915

Fact No. 68

Armin Wegner took pictures of what he saw in 1915

A medieval Yemeni glossary includes Armenian among its six languages

Fact No. 69

A medieval Yemeni glossary includes Armenian among its 6...

The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople was established…

Fact No. 70

The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople was established…

Lord Byron was a student of the Armenian language

Fact No. 71

Lord Byron was a student of the Armenian language

Manoogian Mansion is the official residence of the Mayor of Detroit

Fact No. 72

Manoogian Mansion is the official residence of the Mayor of Detroit

Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated on the 19th of January, 2007

Fact No. 73

Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated on...

The Armenians of medieval Poland had their own courts of law

Fact No. 74

The Armenians of medieval Poland had their own courts of law

Armenians represented the Ottoman Empire in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

Fact No. 75

Armenians represented the Ottoman Empire in the Olympics.

The Garden of Eden is by some traditions located in Armenia

Fact No. 76

The Garden of Eden is by some traditions located in Armenia

There are at least three Armenian names in the credits to The Lord of the Rings

Fact No. 77

There are at least three Armenian names in the credits to The Lord...

Armenians made the first printing press in Iran in the 1630s

Fact No. 78

Armenians made the first printing press in Iran in the 1630s

The most elaborate khachkars were made in the 13th century

Fact No. 79

The most elaborate khachkars were made in the 13th century

Sose Mayrig took up arms alongside her husband in the 1890s

Fact No. 80

Sose Mayrig took up arms alongside her husband in...

“Boxer Mardo” Gozukutchukian was crowned Near East Heavyweight Champion in Jerusalem in 1940

Fact No. 81

“Boxer Mardo” Gozukutchukian was crowned...

The Armenian epic of the Daredevils of Sassoun was first put down on paper in 1873

Fact No. 82

The Armenian epic of the Daredevils of Sassoun was...

The Battle of Avarayr took place on May 26, 451 AD

Fact No. 84

The Battle of Avarayr took place on May 26, 451 AD

There are more mobile phones than people in Armenia

Fact No. 85

There are more mobile phones than people in Armenia

A notation system for classical Turkish (and Armenian) music was developed by Hampartsum Limondjian in 1813

Fact No. 86

A notation system for classical Turkish (and Armenian) music...

San Lazzaro in Venice was established as the island monastery of the Mekhitarist Congregation in 1717

Fact No. 87

San Lazzaro in Venice was established as the...

Talaat Pasha was assassinated in Berlin on the 15th of March, 1921

Fact No. 88

Talaat Pasha was assassinated in Berlin on the 15th of March, 1921

Vahan Cardashian was a “one-man army” for the Armenians in America

Fact No. 89

Vahan Cardashian was a “one-man army” for the Armenians in...

The first oil well in Baku was drilled by Ivan Mirzoev (Hovhannes Mirzoyan) in 1871

Fact No. 90

The first oil well in Baku was drilled by Ivan Mirzoev...

Captain Kidd, the pirate, took over an Armenian merchant ship in the Indian Ocean in 1698

Fact No. 91

Captain Kidd, the pirate, took over an Armenian merchant ship in...

The Erzerum Congress of the Turkish National Movement was held at Sanasarian College in 1919

Fact No. 92

The Erzerum Congress of the Turkish National Movement...

The Armenians of Marash have their own traditional style of embroidery

Fact No. 93

The Armenians of Marash have their own traditional style of...

The Armenian Evangelical Church was founded in Constantinople in 1846

Fact No. 94

The Armenian Evangelical Church was founded in...

MGM was to produce a film version of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh in the 1930s

Fact No. 95

MGM was to produce a film version of The Forty Days of...

Aram Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance was featured in jukeboxes all over the United States in 1948

Fact No. 96

Aram Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance was featured in jukeboxes..

The world’s longest aerial tramway opened in Armenia in 2010

Fact No. 97

The world’s longest aerial tramway opened in Armenia in 2010

…as minorities in Turkey are often limited in their expression by state policies…

Fact No. 99

…as minorities in Turkey are often limited in their expression…

…and the Armenian people continue to remember and to seek justice.

Fact No. 100

…and the Armenian people continue to remember and to...