HISTORY Lists

Author: Elizabeth Nix

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6 Infamous Impostors

From a murderer who claimed he was a Rockefeller to a woman who passed as a male soldier during the U.S. Civil War, get the story behind six of history’s most fascinating phonies.

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The Fascinating Stories Behind 8 Famous Photos

Get the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photos, from the flag-raising on Iwo Jima to the day Elvis met Nixon.

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The Unusual Origins of 6 Famous Brands

Find out how well-known brands such as Wrigley, Duncan Hines and Gillette got their starts.

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5 20th Century Cult Leaders

Get the details on five 20th-century cult leaders whose influence led to deadly consequences around the globe.

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5 Adventurers You Might Not Know About

From a deep-sea pioneer to the man credited with the modern discovery of Machu Picchu, get to know five intrepid explorers.

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5 Maritime Disasters You Might Not Know About

Find out about some of history’s deadliest—and lesser known—shipwrecks.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Julius Caesar

Find out five fascinating facts about the man who famously proclaimed “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

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7 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Supreme Court

Find out seven surprising facts about how the nation’s highest court works and how it’s changed over the years.

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Animals That Helped Change History

Find out how members of the animal kingdom have helped shape history for mankind, from paving the way for human space flight to bringing down Bin Laden.

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6 Lesser-Known U.S. Political Assassinations

Learn the surprising facts behind the deaths of six politicians who died in the line of duty.

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7 Surprising Facts about Royal Births

In honor of the impending arrival of Britain’s newest heir to the throne, get the facts on royal babies.