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We all love history and here are a host of history lists to prove it. Get you history knowledge in the form of top 10 lists, it is easier on the stomach.




On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg placed a case filled with explosives as close as he could to Adolf Hitler in his military headquarters known as the Wolf’s Lair. It was the crux of a coup that became known as Operation Valkyrie. The bomb would mangle the Fuhrer’s arm to the point of…

The War of 1812 was the first real major declared war in (independent) American history, and nearly brought the country to its knees due to mostly its own doing, but it is hardly talked about or remembered in American history the way so many other wars are. What is remembered and regularly told tends to…

Although the Conquistadors’ arrival in the New World has been celebrated by many, it was far from a noble quest. Their arrival in the Americas did lead to further exploration and discovery, but at significant cost. The Spanish Conquistadors were a brutal group of colonizers that managed to make the King of Spain very wealthy…

The Roman Empire was the greatest empire the ancient world had ever seen. At its height it covered 2.2 million square miles and claimed dominion over more than 60 million people. It was an empire forged through blood, conquest, and almost constant warfare. The Romans admired and celebrated their own great military commanders, but they…

The American Revolution and the founding fathers are practically deified in modern America and many of the greatest figures from the period have been made into almost demigods of American myth and legend. However, the truth is that much of the reasoning for the revolution wasn’t as pure as the history books make it out…

The Romanovs were the last imperial family in Russia, lead by Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra before the revolution in 1917. The Tsarina believed strongly in the supernatural, which lead her to hire a monk as her spiritual advisor. That monk was Grigori Rasputin. It turns out that Rasputin was more than…

World War I was a global battle that lasted from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918. Tens of millions of servicemen from over 30 countries fought on battlegrounds all over the world. Many methods of combat were pioneered in this bloodbath, which ended up killing 16 million people. Technology-wise, it was the first war…

When you think of the word “revolution,” you may imagine an uprising or a war fought by men. However, women were behind their own share of riots and demonstrations that lead to significant changes in society. Unfortunately, they are often forgotten by history for their acts of bravery. Here are 10 stories of revolutions led…

When Christopher Columbus arrived at Hispaniola (the island now split down the middle between Haiti and the Dominican Republic), he could hardly believe his eyes. With its extraordinary lushness and biodiversity, mighty rivers flowing with gold, and abundance of honey and spices, it was the embodiment of Heaven on Earth, Paradise, the Garden of Eden—especially…

If the #MeToo movement has taught us anything, it’s that perverts are everywhere. The pages of history are no exception. Below are 10 historically notable perverts, who run the gamut from “midly kinky” to “extreme sexual predator.” There is always difficulty in applying modern standards to actions of the past, but these 10 men all…

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