Category: History Lists

The History of Dirty Political Elections

Although it may seem like the 2016 Presidential Election is the worst that we have ever experienced, it is actually not even close. As we look back at the election years of the past, and historical elections around the globe, it is clear that politicians have never been shy when it comes to using dirty

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5 Things That You Didn’t Know About Ladislao Jose Biro

While his name may not be that familiar to you, chances are you use his invention at least once every day. Ladislao Jose Biro is the man responsible for inventing the ballpoint pen, which is now used by millions of people all throughout the world. Described as “a simple but remarkable invention” by the Wall

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Feeling Overtaxed? Check Out These Insane Ancient Tax Rules  

As we prepare for colder weather and the upcoming holiday season, many people are already working on getting their documents organized for the pending tax season. Taxes may be unavoidable, but they have changed a lot over the centuries. The government has found a way to make money off of people in a number of

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Richard Nixon

Former President Richard Nixon made political history when he resigned from his position on August 9th 1974. The Watergate scandal may be how he was best remembered, but there is a lot more to this political figure who started his career at the relatively young age of 39. After he had successfully made the move

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The Moments That Changed America

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, TIME Magazine proclaimed that it was “the moment that changed America”. The editor of TIME, Nancy Gibbs, wrote that “there is little doubt that his death and its circumstances set loose the darker instincts of the American psyche.” While the untimely death of one of America’s

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The Darkest Real Human Test Subjects in History

Performing experiments on humans is nothing new to the world of science. The progress that has been made over the past 100 years or so has been a great accomplishment and reminded us of how far we have come when it comes to test studies.  But one thing that we are not always reminded of

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6 Strange Historical Facts You Didn’t Know about Finland

Today’s modern nation of Finland has seen many changes throughout the years. Long ago, it was a vast wilderness that was situated on the edge of Europe. The country played a key role in the forming of the late medieval Swedish empire and was a Grand Duchy of Tsarist Russia. Along with its many accomplishments,

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Interesting Facts About Marco Polo

Marco Polo is one of history’s greatest explorers. In 1271 he set off with his father and uncle on a trek across Asia. During his 24-year journey, Polo became one of the first Europeans to chronicle the cities. While many are familiar with the Venetian merchant’s travels, there are some facts about Marco Polo that

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Facts About the Berlin Wall

It was on August 13, 1961 that the German Democratic Republic of East Germany started the construction of the Berlin Wall. The purpose of the wall was to completely cut-off West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany. At the time, the Soviets were backing East Germany while the United States were backing West Germany.

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