HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

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8 Reasons Why Rome Fell

Find out why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.

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6 Violent Uprisings in the United States

Get the facts on six of the most famous domestic disputes in American history.

Toledo, Ohio, in the late 1800s (Credit: Getty Images)

6 Wars Fought for Ridiculous Reasons

Get the facts on six of history’s most preposterous conflicts.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Hammurabi’s Code

Find out more about the fascinating history behind one of antiquity’s most important legal codes.

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7 Historical Odd Couples

Find out more about the extraordinary circumstances of seven of history’s most unlikely friendships.

The Warren Commission delivers its report to President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. (Credit: Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

9 Things You May Not Know About the Warren Commission

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination, find out more about this much-maligned investigation into the murder of America’s 35th president.

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6 Military Renegades

Meet six of history’s most fascinating rogue military leaders.

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6 Daring Train Robberies

From high profile capers by the likes of Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to a raid by a gang of Indian political dissidents, find out more about six of history’s most audacious rail heists.

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5 Cold War Close Calls

While it’s certainly the most famous example, 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis was not the only time the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union almost went “hot.”

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6 World War II Propaganda Broadcasters

Find out more about six World War II broadcasters who used the radio waves as a weapon.

Diego Rivera's recreation of Man at the Crossroads, now known as Man, Controller of the Universe. (Credit: Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City)

8 Lost Masterpieces of Art

From a Russian national treasure looted by the Nazis to a da Vinci painting that no one has ever seen, find out more about eight of art history’s missing masterworks.

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6 Historical Figures Who May or May Not Have Existed

From Britain’s most beloved outlaw to the founder of Sparta, find out more about six historical figures whose existence remains up for debate.