History Smurfs are a set of six smurfs representing famous characters from American history. The figures are Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. History smurfs were first produced in 1986 and continued in production till 1989. They were made in limited quantities in two locations: Macau and Hong Kong. History Smurfs are extremely rare and very collectable. Other items connected with history smurfs are a history smurf postcard and the booklet: The Untold Story of HISTORY according to the Smurfs – Volume 1. Some information about the historical figures:
Paul Revere (1734 -1818) – was a Patriot in the American Revolution. He was a messenger during the battles of Lexington and Conchord and was made the famous for his “Midnight Ride” prior to the battle of Lexington.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) – was one of the Founding Father’s of the United States of America. Franklin was a leading author, politician, scientist and inventor. Amongst his inventions were bifocals and the lightning rod.
Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) – was an Italian explorer and one of the first Europeans to explore the Americas after the Vikings. With his three ships – Santa Maria, Niña and Pinta – Columbus discovered the America’s in 1492.
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) – was an American inventor responsible for some of the most influential inventions in history. Amongst his inventions were the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the incandescent light bulb.
George Washington (1732 – 1799) – was the first President of the United States of America. During the American Revolution (1775 – 1783) he led the Continental Army to victory over Great Britain.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) – was President of the United States of America from 1861 – 1865. He was an outspoken opponent of slavery and led the North to victory over the South in the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.
The actual real history of the smurfs can be found at smurf history in wikipedia