HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

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7 Presidential War Stories

From James Monroe’s Revolutionary War heroics to George H.W. Bush’s brush with death during World War II, get the facts on the wartime experiences of seven American chief executives.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Charles Lindbergh

Learn 10 surprising facts about the heroic and controversial life of the aviator known as “The Lone Eagle.”

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10 Things You May Not Know About John Dillinger

Below, learn 10 surprising facts about the short and infamous life of the man the authorities branded “Public Enemy No. 1.”

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6 Vicious Rivalries

From warring paleontologists to a pair of dueling founding fathers, explore six of history’s fiercest rivalries.

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6 Famous Castaways

Explore six incredible stories of people who were stranded in unforgiving territory and lived to tell the tale.

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6 Early Amusement Parks

Take a trip through six of history’s most enchanting and influential amusement parks.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the Praetorian Guard

Equal parts secret service, special forces and urban administrators, Rome’s Praetorian Guard was one of the ancient world’s most prestigious military units.

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6 Legendary Mercenary Armies

Get the facts on six of history’s most infamous and influential private armies.

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6 Famous Places that Never Existed

From a fabled Christian empire in Asia to a supposed lost kingdom in Canada, find out more about six of the most influential lands that never were.

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5 Famous WWII Covert Operations

From the spy that never was to a band of Nazi impostors, learn the stories behind five of the boldest and most bizarre special operations carried out during World War II.

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9 People You May Not Know Were WWII Veterans

From a beloved comic to an exotic burlesque performer, get the lowdown on the military careers of nine notable World War II vets.

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8 Things You Should Know About WWII’s Eastern Front

Explore eight facts about the brutal and often overlooked Russian front of World War II.