HISTORY Lists

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4 Rules for Bathing, According to Beau Brummell

English fashion icon Beau Brummell introduced his compatriots to his revolutionary ideas on hygiene in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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5 Ancient New Year’s Celebrations

Get the facts on the ways 5 ancient civilizations rang in the New Year.

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7 Historical Events That Took Place on Christmas

Get the facts on seven famous historical events that fell on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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11 Innovations That Changed History

From pioneering inventions to bold scientific and medical advancements, find out more about 11 innovations that changed the course of human history.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Trains

From the earliest steam locomotives to today’s high-speed “bullet trains,” here are eight things you may not know about the “iron horse.”

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10 Surprising Facts About Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the Globe

Explore 10 little-known aspects of one of naval history’s most legendary—and deadly—voyages.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Money

From China’s “flying money” to Siberian “soft gold,” here are eight things you may not know about the history of money.

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10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome

From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt

From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.

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6 Famous Naval Mutinies

Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions.

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7 Terrifying Historical Figures

From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.