The Zildjian Companyβ€”the world's largest producer of cymbalsβ€”was founded in 1623 by Avedis Zildjian, an Armenian alchemist in Constantinople who ended up making a cymbal instead of gold. Now based in Massachusetts, the company is still being run by the 14th generation of Zildjian's descendants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave…
Zildjian Company, the largest maker of cymbals and drumsticks in the world, has been in business over 400 years. The first Zildjian cymbals were crafted by an Armenian alchemist in 1618, while trying to find a way to combine metals into gold. bostondrumlessons.com/bos…
Today I learned of Operation Nemesis which aimed to take revenge against the people responsible for the Armenian genocide. Seven assassinations were secretly carried out in a span of two years. operationnemesis.com/
Armenian cucumber is not actually a cucumber. It's also known as "snake melon" in English, and is a muskmelon like cantaloupe. It's called "qithaa'" in Classical Arabic (mentioned in the Qu'ran re:the Promised Land), "Arab/Palestinian cucumber" in Hebrew, and "fakoos" in both languages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
After the Ottoman Empire fell and was being divided by the victors, the Turks fought in an all out offensive against the British, French, Greeks, Italians, and Armenians, and won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Today I learned of Armenian Shavarsh Karapetyan swimming athlete, had numerous incredible heroic saves, one in 1976 rescuing 20 people from a bus that fell into a river. This act ended his professional career due to severe injuries sustained. peopleofar.com/2014/02/08…
Azerbaijan destroyed medieval Armenian graves in what has been referred to as 'cultural genocide' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
At the start of 2020 Windows XP still had an over 40% share of the Armenian market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Today I learned of the systematic destruction of the Armenian cemetery at Julfa. In response to charges from Armenia and various international organisations and despite overwhelming evidence of their involvement, the Azerbaijani government insisted that the cemetery and the monuments within had never existed. theguardian.com/artanddes…
Today I learned of the 1988 Armenian Earthquake. The initial more powerful quake lasted approximately 20 seconds and anywhere from 25-50 thousand people were killed with over half a million structures destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Armin T. Wegner who resisted both the Armenian Genocide & the Holocaust. In 1915, he took hundreds of photos of the persecuted Armenians and was subsequently arrested. In 1933, he wrote a letter to Hitler denouncing the persecution of Jews, and was then sent to a concentration camp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
During World War 1 the Ottoman Empire rounded up and slaughtered over 1,500,000 Armenians living in their empire. This event was the basis for the creation of the word "Genocide". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia adopted 40 Armenian Orphans from a monastery in Jerusalem 1924 and trained them to play musical instruments becoming Ethiopia's first Official orchestra. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
An armenian builder had a dream where "God" told him in detail to dig a cave, and he died shortly after completing the task which took him 23 years hetq.am/eng/news/20953/le…
Talaat Pasha, mastermind of Armenian Genocide, was assassinated by an Armenian revolutionary and genocide survivor. Despite the assassination occurring in broad daylight, and with the assassin pleading guilty, he was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity. He is a national hero in Armenia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sog…
During WW1 the Ottoman government murdered over 1,500,000 Armenians living in their empire. The event coined the word "Genocide". The Armenian Genocide is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Rather then acknowledging their role in the Armenian Genocide, Turkey built the Igdir Genocide Memorial in 1999 to commemorate the "massacres" which Armenians carried out against the Turks betweeen 1915-1920. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%C…
Drowning was used in the Armenian Genocide with thousands of people thrown into the sea or put in boats that were deliberately sunk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Armenian finswimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was finishing a 12-mile run when he heard a bus crash into the water. He dove down 33 ft, and rescued 20 people, 1 at a time. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion. iliketowastemytime.com/20…
George Deukmejian was the first, and so far the only, person of Armenian descent to become a governor in the United States. He was the 35th Governor of California from 1983 to 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned that the person who coined the term genocide was Jewish and did so following the Armenian genocide timesofisrael.com/armenia…
Armenian-American metal band System of a Down once held a free concert made for 3,500 people, but nearly triple the amount of people showed up. The concert was eventually cancelled by police due to the large crowd, which caused fans to start a riot and destroy $30,000 worth of equipment. nme.com/news/music/system…
The word for turkey in various languages has geographical connections. In English there's Turkey, in Turkish, it is called Hindi, a reference to India. French, Italian, Armenian and Hebrew also refer to it as an Indian bird, while Croatian, Hawaiian and Portugese speakers call it Peru. slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v…
Chess in a mandatory subject in Armenian schools en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Armenian finswimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was not only a 17-time world champion, was finishing a 12-mile run when he heard a bus crash into the water. He dove down 33 ft, and rescued 20 people, 1 at a time. Oh, and 10 years later he ran into a burning hospital to save more people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
There was an Ottoman Statesman called the "Turkish Oskar Schindler" by Armenians for saving tens of thousands of lives during the genocide. His funeral was attended by thousands of Armenians and Turks alike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh…
Today I learned about Gevork Vartanian, an Armenian Soviet spy who saved WWII for the allies by infiltrating a secret mission put together by Hitler to kill Stalin, Churchill and Roosovelt all at the same time during the Tehran Conference in 1942. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gev…
The Anti-Defamation League denied the Armenian Genocide and fired their New England director for opposing this stance. Their reason was "Our focus is Israel. If helping Turkey helps Israel, then that's what we're in the business of doing. Was it genocide? It was wartime. Things get messy." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
When Turkey objected to the inclusion of Mount Ararat located on Turkish territory on Armenian's soviet coat of arms Nikita Khrushchev replied "Why do you have a moon depicted on your flag? After all, the moon doesn't belong to Turkey" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Zildjian cymbals is considered the oldest corporation in the world and is an Armenian word for cymbal smith qualitylogoproducts.com/b…
The word "genocide" wasn't coined until 1944, after two modern genocides had already taken place: first the Armenian Genocide and then The Holocaust. Until then "crimes against humanity" or "massacre" was used to describe genocide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Armenians have their own alphabet that was developed around 405 AD en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
The term "genocide" was coined to describe the mass killing of the Armenians in modern day Turkey in 1915. An estimated 1-2 million were killed, wiping out much of the Armenian people's heritage and history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
, at least 15 Turkish officials refused to deport Armenians during the Armenian genocide - saving untold thousands. As a result, 5 of them were executed. armenianweekly.com/2013/0…
Armenians were among the earliest merchants and traders to arrive in Singapore after Sir Stamford Raffles established it as a trading port in 1819 and the Armenian Church is the oldest Christian church in Singapore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
A small Armenian village sent 1250 able bodied men to fight in WW2. 853 of them received orders and medals, 2 became Grand Marshals of the Soviet Union, 12 became generals and 7 became Heroes of the Soviet Union. noev-kovcheg.1gb.ru/artic…
The actor that played Chris R in The Room was on the Armenian Bobsled team in the 2002 Winter Olympics and appeared on an episode of Wheel of Fortune. youtu.be/P8ZBsuNcKkA
The 4th century Armenian sophist Prohaeresius during his student days in Antioch, was so poor that he and his friend Hephaestion, having only one decent garment between them, wore it on alternate days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
In 2000, when Pope John Paul II stated that β€œthe Armenian Genocide, which began the century, was a prologue to horrors that would follow" the Turkish newspaper Milliyet responded with the headline "The Pope has been struck with senile dementia." armenianweekly.com/2012/1…
The Danish woman Karen Jeppe freed 2000 women and children during the Armenian Genocide, and helped many others. fredsakademiet.dk/library…
The last time a Russian ambassador was assassinated was in 1829 when he sheltered Armenian women (and an eunuch) who escaped from the Shah's harem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Learned Hitler cited the Armenian genocide in 1915 as a rationale for brutally invading Poland, telling his generals, "Who still talks nowadays about the Armenians?" huffingtonpost.com/robbie…
The Turkish government attempted to recover life insurance for the Armenians it killed during the Armenian Genocide with the argument that there are no identifiable heirs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
The Ottoman Empire was responsible for over 3 million Armenian, Greek Orthodox and Assyrian civilians deaths (combined) during WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
The Azerbaijani army converted a cathedral into an armory for missiles & munitions during their occupation of Artsahk because they knew Armenians wouldn't bomb it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gha…
: In 1976 Shavarsh Karapetyan , an Armenian ten-time finswimming World Record-breaker. Saved 20 people from the bottom of an ice cold river when a trolleybus fell down of a dam wall. peopleofar.wordpress.com/…
In 1916 the Russian army, after witnessing the mass graves of victims of the Armenian genocide, retaliated by completely wiping out the Ottoman army responisble query.nytimes.com/mem/arc…
At the age of 19, Gevork Vartanian, a Soviet Armenian spy operating in Iran, led a team in 1943 that helped foil a Nazi plot to assassinate Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin (who were meeting in Tehran). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gev…
In 1918 Turkish politician Hafiz Mehmet, speaking in parliament about the Armenian Genocide, said "God will punish us for what we did" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haf…
A political group known as "The Young Turks" carried out the Armenian Genocide, wherein 1.5 million Armenians were murdered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…

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