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Vladimir Lenin: Everything You Didn't Know About The Russian Revolutionary

1900s | October 21, 2020

Becoming Vladimir LeninVladimir Ilyich Ulyanov was born to a middle-class, well-educated family in Simbirsk, Russia on April 22, 1870. His f...

The Anti-Fascist Congress of the United Front Who Were Sent To Concentration Camps Soon After

1930s | October 20, 2020

Fascism as an ideology came into major prominence in the early 20th century when Italian dictator Benito Mussolini founded...

Black Monday: 1987's Stock Market Crash When The World Lost $1.7 Trillion

1980s | October 19, 2020

A young man reads a copy of the Evening Standard outside the Royal Exchange in London, with a headline referring to that day's stock market crash...

Thomas Edison: Everything You Didn't Know About The Famous Inventor

People | October 18, 2020

Thomas Edison (1847–1931) was a prolific inventor who was issued over 1,000 patents over his lifetime. (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images) The n...

The Jesuit Order: How Catholicism Took Over The World

Medieval History | October 17, 2020

Monochrome version of the IHS emblem of the Jesuits. (Moranski/Wikimedia Commons) Formed in 1540, the Jesuit Order began as a sect of militaristic monks ordained b...

Cleopatra: Things You Didn't Know About The Last Ruler Of Egypt

Ancient History | October 16, 2020

Most likely a posthumously painted portrait of Cleopatra with red hair and her distinct facial features, wearing a royal diadem and pearl-studded hairpins...

Hermann Goering: Things You Didn't Know About One Of History's Biggest Monsters

World War II | October 15, 2020

Hitler with Göring on balcony of the Chancellery, Berlin, March 16, 1938. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-2004-1202-504/CC-BY-SA 3.0/Wikimedia Comm...

Teddy Roosevelt: Things You Didn't Know About The Bull Moose

People | October 14, 2020

Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was a rugged, no-nonsense statesman, writer, and naturalist. When not making policy and negotiati...

Kim Il Sung: Facts You Didn't Know About The Ruthless Dictator

People | October 13, 2020

If you were asked who the current President of North Korea is, you'd likely answer Kim Jong Un, the current ruler of the Democratic People's Republic (th...

Christ The Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro: History, Photos, And Why It's There

Artifacts | October 12, 2020

Statue of Christ the Redeemer in clouds, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Paulo Fridman/Corbis via Getty Images) There is much to love about th...

Eleanor Roosevelt: Facts And Trivia You Didn't Know About The Feminist Icon

People | October 11, 2020

As FDR's first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt matured into a icon of the feminist movement and a symbol of charity and activism. But she wasn't alw...

The Outer Space Treaty Of 1967: The International Community's Standards For Space Exploration

1960s | October 10, 2020

From the moment that man started venturing into space, it became clear that we needed rules to govern the vast reaches bey...

Dictators Who Kept Their Dire Health Scares Secret From Their Countries

Historical Facts | October 9, 2020

(Warren K. Leffler/Wikimedia Commons) Whether they're ruthless warlords or seemingly benevolent monochrome jumpsuit enthusiasts, all dictators wa...

Every Time A Sitting U.S. President Has Ever Hidden Their Illness From The Public

Historical Facts | October 8, 2020

(N. Currier/Wikimedia Commons) No matter the era, the well-being of the U.S. president has global ramifications. If the commander-in-ch...

The Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible And Everything We Know About It

Medieval History | October 7, 2020

The Codex Gigas (the Devil's Bible) was written in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlazice in Bohemia and, during the Middle ...

The Moulin Rouge: A Famous French Theater That Held The World's Strangest Artists

1800s | October 6, 2020

Moulin Rouge, Paris, April 2011. (Christine Zenino/Wikimedia Commons) Whether you're a lover of art, dance, or pop musicals, you've pro...

Women's March On Versailles: The French Revolution

Women in History | October 5, 2020

Throughout history, women's marches have had major impacts on the political landscape of a nation, from the 1908 march for women's suffrage in England which led to t...

The Orient Express: A Famous Train Ride Across Europe That Made History

1800s | October 4, 2020

The Orient Express at the Salzburg station. (Culture Club/Getty Images) Perhaps the best-known train in the world, the Orient Express conjures im...

The Battle Of Berlin: What Happened And How Hitler Was Finally Defeated

World War II | October 3, 2020

(Mil.ru/Wikimedia Commons) As brutal and gruesome as World War II was, the most vicious of the fighting was saved for its final days. In the Batt...

Groucho Marx: Facts You Didn't Know About Comedy's First Huge Star With A Mustache And Glasses

People | October 2, 2020

You know the greasepaint mustache and the big glasses, but there's so much more to Groucho Marx than his signature look. ...

How The Electoral College Was Created To Give The South More Votes

Historical Facts | October 1, 2020

(Howard Chandler Christy/Wikimedia Commons) To paraphrase the Insane Clown Posse, "The electoral college—how does it work?" We all more or less know t...

John Brown: The Abolitionist's Death Which Sparked The Civil War

Civil War | September 30, 2020

There are some historical figures whose very existence sparks the fire of everything that follows. They speak not only for themselves but for a moment ...

The History Of Anesthesia: How We Discovered Painkillers

Medical History | September 29, 2020

Reenactment of the first operation under anesthesia (ether). The actual operation took place on October 16, 1846; this reenactment took place shortly afterwards. ...

John D. Rockefeller: The First Billionaire's Biography (And Things You Didn't Know)

People | September 28, 2020

Seated portrait of John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937), American oil magnate, early twentieth century. (Interim Archives/Getty Images)...

Thomas Nast: Father of The American Political Cartoon

People | September 27, 2020

German-born American cartoonist and caricaturist Thomas Nast (1840–1902). (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) It is true that oftentimes, a picture is worth 1,000 words....

Sir Francis Drake: Pirate, Slave Trader, Discoverer Of The World

Medieval History | September 26, 2020

Portrait of Sir Francis Drake (Tavistock, 1540-Panama, 1596), English privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician, 1583, painting from an engraving by Jo...

Coco the Clown: The UK's Number-One Vintage Clown

People | September 25, 2020

Coco the Clown inspects a replica of his face painted on an eggshell. (Peter Johnson/BIPs/Getty Images) On September 25, 1974, the entertainment world, particularly in...

Robert Hansen- The Serial Killer Who Hunted His Victims For Sport

1970s | September 24, 2020

(Alaskan Police Department/Wikimedia Commons) Between 1971 and 1983, Alaskan baker Robert Hansen killed at least 17 women. Although he was only convict...

The Shroud Of Turin, Jesus Of Nazareth's Negative Image On The Burial Shroud: Myths Debunked

Ancient History | September 23, 2020

The Shroud of Turin, a 14-foot length of ancient linen that bears the image of a bearded man, is either a sacred relic from...

Bill The Butcher A.K.A. William Poole: Bio, Facts, & Trivia You Didn't Know

People | September 22, 2020

(Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) More than the inspiration for Daniel Day Lewis's character in Gangs Of New York, William Poole, also know...

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