HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

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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.

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6 American Heroes of WWI

From a balloon-busting fighter ace and a Navy escape artist to one of the most Marine Corps’ most legendary sergeants, meet six servicemen who distinguished themselves on the battlefields of World War I.

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6 Famous WWI Fighter Aces

Get the facts on six of the Great War’s most celebrated airborne daredevils.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan

Explore 10 facts about a great ruler who was equal parts military genius, political statesman and bloodthirsty terror.

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6 Infamous Political Conspiracies

From an ancient Roman coup d’état to the Lincoln assassination, get the facts on six of history’s most notorious political plots.

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8 Ways Roads Helped Rome Rule the Ancient World

Explore eight reasons why this remarkable transit system helped unite the ancient world.

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8 National Anthem Backstories

Find out more about the genesis of eight of the world’s most famous national hymns.

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7 Unusual Ancient Medical Techniques

Doctors are supposed to operate under the maxim “do no harm,” but history shows this has sometimes been easier said than done.

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7 Bizarre Witch Trial Tests

From barbaric tortures and occult dessert dishes to unwinnable trials by ordeal, find out more about seven unusual tests once used as evidence of supernatural misconduct.