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Count your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
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Find out how well-known brands such as Wrigley, Duncan Hines and Gillette got their starts.
Explore eight reasons why this remarkable transit system helped unite the ancient world.
Find out more about the genesis of eight of the world’s most famous national hymns.
Doctors are supposed to operate under the maxim “do no harm,” but history shows this has sometimes been easier said than done.
From barbaric tortures and occult dessert dishes to unwinnable trials by ordeal, find out more about seven unusual tests once used as evidence of supernatural misconduct.
From colossal Prussians and delirious Vikings to a faith-based U.S. Army unit, find out more about seven of history’s most unconventional military outfits.
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From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, find out more about 10 of history’s most famous tales of love and loss.