HISTORY Lists

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5 Maritime Disasters You Might Not Know About

Find out about some of history’s deadliest—and lesser known—shipwrecks.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Julius Caesar

Find out five fascinating facts about the man who famously proclaimed “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

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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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7 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Supreme Court

Find out seven surprising facts about how the nation’s highest court works and how it’s changed over the years.

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5 U.S. Presidents Who Taught School

Meet five U.S. presidents who spent part of their early careers shaping young minds in the classroom.

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The House That J. Edgar Built: FBI Facts

Explore 10 interesting facts about the agency J. Edgar Hoover ran for nearly five decades.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Old West

Explore 10 true stories of the Wild West, some of them stranger than fiction.

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Animals That Helped Change History

Find out how members of the animal kingdom have helped shape history for mankind, from paving the way for human space flight to bringing down Bin Laden.

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Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts: Women Spies of the Civil War

Find out more about Rose O’Neal Greenhow and three other female informants who played a significant role in America’s bloodiest conflict.

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7 Unusual Myths and Theories About the Moon

Explore some of the theories earthlings have entertained about the moon throughout history.

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6 Lesser-Known U.S. Political Assassinations

Learn the surprising facts behind the deaths of six politicians who died in the line of duty.