History

Known locally in South America as the War of ‘41, the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War happened during the height of World War II but had nothing to do with the Allies or Nazis. This was the first of three conflicts between...
One famous philosopher and lecturer by the name of John Argyropoulos has an extremely rare cause of death. Made even more surprising when you learned he survived the sacking of Constantinople. Argyropoulos apparently died from consuming too much watermelon. Born...
One film star loves to have normal conversations with new people, unfortunately when you are a worldwide known celebrity this is not always possible. However, with online chat rooms readily available in this modern age, it is easy to...
At a young age in 1842, Abraham Lincoln publicly berated by James Shields during a debate about banking in Illinois. The humiliation in public led to James Shields challenging Lincoln to a duel. This was a duel to the...
The famous crossing in North London, the Abbey Road zebra crossing which became a worldwide sensation after appearing on a Beatles album cover actually is protected by law as a heritage site. The first crossing in England to be listed...
If you think some of the modern day politicians commit indiscretions and fraudulent expense claims, well you may be surprised to hear some of the historical heroes were the same. In fact, it was well known that George Washington...
During a terrible winter in 1972, on February 2nd, Iran was hit by an extreme blizzard. It was so bad that it lasted for a whole week and ended up wiping whole villages off the map. Reports from the...
Picture Philadelphia in 1798, yellow fever was ravaging the state and many people simply abandoned the city though some were forced to stay. In a matter of weeks, over a thousand people would perish from the deadly illness. Patrick Lyon,...
Known as the Ludgar or Loup de Guerre which today would translate to The War Wolf, was an infamous trebuchet that was sent in to make the enemy forces surrender. It is believed to have been the largest trebuchet...
When the first gasoline-powered cars first poured out onto the streets of Detroit, not many people know that it insured a whole generation of dangerous driving. Sure they only went 20 miles an hour, but this was unheard of...
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