HISTORY Lists

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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.

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6 Secrets of King Tut

Ninety years after his sarcophagus was uncovered, explore six surprising facts about King Tut.

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Major Blizzards in U.S. History

We trudge back in time to revisit some of the worst winter storms in U.S. history.

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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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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.