Category: History Lists

Strange But True Facts About the Revolutionary War

The American Revolution is also known as the American Revolutionary War, and the U.S. War of Independence. Obviously, a war with so many names is going to have some strange facts and odd occurrences. The conflict of the war first arose from the growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and

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Historical Facts About the Presidential Debates

When the presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage on Monday for their first round of presidential debates, it probably seemed like any other debate that we have watched in elections past aside from a few narrowing of the eyes, coughing and Trump’s oddball comments. However, televised debates have not always been

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6 Facts You May Not Know About P.T. Barnum

The well-known circus owner and entertainment entrepreneur Phineas Taylor Barnum was born in Connecticut on July 5th, 1810. Throughout his 50-year career, the “Prince of Humbugs” established himself as the world’s leader in spectacle and hucksterism. He amazed the masses with larger than life hoaxes and would shamelessly promote everything from freak shows to alcohol

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Interesting Facts About Mark Twain

Mark Twain was born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. His father was John Marshall Clemens and his mother was Jane Lampton Clemens. His father worked as a Tennessee country merchant. Twain was one of seven children and the second to the last child that was born. Unfortunately, several of

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The Origins Behind 5 Classic Songs

Music can inspire us in a number of different ways. But have you ever thought about the meaning behind some of your favorite classic songs? You may know every word to a song, but do you really know what message the artist is trying to get across? (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling

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True Facts About Gypsies

When it comes to the most misunderstood and mythologized individuals in the world, the Romani are at the top of the list, and it has been that way for hundreds of years. There have been many rumors about bands of gypsies sweeping into lowly towns and seducing both men and women. They would steal everything

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Historic Tales of Love that Ended Tragically

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet may be the most tragic love story that you can think of when it comes to historic romances, but these real-life tales of love and despair may cause you to rethink your opinion on the tale of the two star-crossed lovers. Falling in love is the easy part, maintaining the relationship

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Horrifying Facts About American Eugenics

One of the primary goals of the Third Reich was to create what they referred to as a “Master Race”. It was a very bleak time in history, and something that we should not forget about, to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Contrary to what many people believe, the Third Reich did not invent

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