HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

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6 Soldiers Who Refused to Surrender

Meet six combatants who wouldn’t lay down their arms, long after their wars had come to an end.

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7 Ancient Sports Stars

From early Olympians to the Michael Jordan of Roman chariot racing, these seven sportsmen stand among the athletic elite of the ancient world.

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7 Famous Slave Revolts

Find out about seven groups of slaves who risked everything for a chance at freedom.

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5 Ancient New Year’s Celebrations

Get the facts on the ways 5 ancient civilizations rang in the New Year.

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7 Historical Events That Took Place on Christmas

Get the facts on seven famous historical events that fell on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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11 Innovations That Changed History

From pioneering inventions to bold scientific and medical advancements, find out more about 11 innovations that changed the course of human history.

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10 Surprising Facts About Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the Globe

Explore 10 little-known aspects of one of naval history’s most legendary—and deadly—voyages.

Roman Inventions

10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome

From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt

From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.

The Mutiny on the Bounty

6 Famous Naval Mutinies

Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions.

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7 Terrifying Historical Figures

From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.