HISTORY Lists

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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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5 20th Century Cult Leaders

Get the details on five 20th-century cult leaders whose influence led to deadly consequences around the globe.

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7 Historical Odd Couples

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

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5 Adventurers You Might Not Know About

From a deep-sea pioneer to the man credited with the modern discovery of Machu Picchu, get to know five intrepid explorers.

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10 Things You May Not Know About John F. Kennedy

As the 50th anniversary of his death nears, discover 10 surprising facts about America’s 35th president

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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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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.