HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

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10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators

Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment.

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6 Mythical Monsters

From birds of prey with fearsome strength to rooster-snake hybrids capable of killing with their eyes, find out more about six legendary beasts from history.

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6 Generals Who Fought Against their Home State in the Civil War

Get the facts on six generals who switched sides in the run-up to the Civil War.

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6 Famous Pirate Strongholds

Take a tour through some of history’s most notorious pirate havens, and meet the swashbuckling marauders who helped build them.

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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.