HISTORY Lists

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A Virtual Tour of 8 Lincoln Assassination Relics

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, take an armchair tour of the numerous artifacts connected to his murder.

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6 Civil War Battles After Appomattox

Robert E. Lee’s surrender did not officially end the Civil War. Find out where the fighting continued in the weeks after Appomattox.

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A Library of 8 Lost Literary Works

It’s tempting to think that literary greatness affords a form of immortality, but the sad truth is that even great works fall by the wayside.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Butch Cassidy

From the origins of his famous name to the mystery surrounding his death, get the story on this legendary American outlaw.

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5 Infamous “Not Guilty” Verdicts

From the millionaire who shot the high-society architect to the pioneering photographer who slayed a romantic rival, find out about five famous defendants who were ultimately acquitted of murder.

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7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident

From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics.

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6 Famous Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities

From the infamous nuclear disaster zone near Chernobyl to Henry Ford’s doomed jungle paradise, learn the stories behind six of the world’s most famous vacant towns and villages.

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6 Ancient Naval Battles

Long before the invention of cannons and other modern weaponry, ancient navies often clashed in spectacular sea battles involving hundreds of vessels and thousands of sailors.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Walt Disney

From the business setback that spurred him to develop his most famous cartoon character to the persistent myth surrounding his death, check out seven fascinating facts about this entertainment legend.

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8 Works of Literature Written From Prison

From Martin Luther King’s immortal jailhouse letter to a classic of philosophy completed on death row, get the facts on eight of the most influential and incendiary works written from behind bars.

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6 Unusual Riots

From a booze-fueled rampage at the nation’s most prestigious military academy to a melee over a ballooning exhibition, get the facts on six public disturbances that were as ridiculous as they were destructive.

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6 Viking Leaders You Should Know

From Erik the Red, who founded Greenland’s first Norse settlement, to Cnut the Great, who ruled a vast empire in northern Europe, find out about six fascinating figures of the Viking Age.