HISTORY Lists

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7 Things You May Not Know About Sam Houston

Learn seven surprising facts about the legendary political and military leader who fought for Texan independence.

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8 Legendary Battle Cries

Learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying cries.

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7 Unusual Experiments by the U.S. Military

From an Old West camel corps to nuke-carrying train cars, learn the stories behind seven armed forces programs that didn’t go according to plan.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Santa Anna

Check out six surprising facts about the flamboyant Mexican political and military ruler.

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8 Things You Should Know About Al Capone

Learn about one of America’s most notorious gangsters, from the crime he did time for at Alcatraz to his feelings about the nickname Scarface.

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6 Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler

From a beer hall skirmish to a conspiracy by a cabal of Nazi dissidents, learn the stories behind six assassins who nearly succeeded in killing Hitler.

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7 Late Life Success Stories

From an enigmatic painter to the woman who penned the “Little House on the Prairie” series in her 60s, learn the stories behind seven of history’s most famous late bloomers.

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8 Crucial Innovations in the Invention of Photography

From an ancient optical apparatus to the advent of color film, learn the stories behind eight of the most important steps in the development of photography

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A Virtual Tour of 8 Lincoln Assassination Relics

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, take an armchair tour of the numerous artifacts connected to his murder.

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6 Civil War Battles After Appomattox

Robert E. Lee’s surrender did not officially end the Civil War. Find out where the fighting continued in the weeks after Appomattox.

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A Library of 8 Lost Literary Works

It’s tempting to think that literary greatness affords a form of immortality, but the sad truth is that even great works fall by the wayside.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Butch Cassidy

From the origins of his famous name to the mystery surrounding his death, get the story on this legendary American outlaw.