HISTORY Lists

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6 Bizarre Natural Disasters

From a climate-changing volcanic eruption to a mysterious explosion in Siberia, learn the stories behind six weird weather events that made their mark on history.

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8 Famous Texas Rangers

From the days of the Texas Republic to the capture of Bonnie and Clyde, meet some of history’s most famous Texas Rangers.

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8 Things You Might Not Know about Booker T. Washington

Check out fascinating facts about the most famous and influential African American of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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8 Unusual Wartime Conservation Measures

Learn the stories behind eight of history’s most outside-the-box wartime cutbacks.

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8 Things You May Not Know About “The Wizard of Oz”

Explore the story of this literary classic and its author, L. Frank Baum, whose jobs ranged from chicken breeder to frontier storekeeper before he struck literary gold in 1900.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Sam Houston

Learn seven surprising facts about the legendary political and military leader who fought for Texan independence.

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8 Legendary Battle Cries

Learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying cries.

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7 Unusual Experiments by the U.S. Military

From an Old West camel corps to nuke-carrying train cars, learn the stories behind seven armed forces programs that didn’t go according to plan.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Santa Anna

Check out six surprising facts about the flamboyant Mexican political and military ruler.

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8 Things You Should Know About Al Capone

Learn about one of America’s most notorious gangsters, from the crime he did time for at Alcatraz to his feelings about the nickname Scarface.

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6 Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler

From a beer hall skirmish to a conspiracy by a cabal of Nazi dissidents, learn the stories behind six assassins who nearly succeeded in killing Hitler.

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7 Late Life Success Stories

From an enigmatic painter to the woman who penned the “Little House on the Prairie” series in her 60s, learn the stories behind seven of history’s most famous late bloomers.