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Famous Historical Topics & Events

Although historians may disagree that this author has chosen the top 100 battles in the history of the world, the book conveys an unbiased look at imp...

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi leads insurgents called ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and/or IS (Islamic State). Does his name have a special meaning?

During the 14th-century plague epidemic in Europe, Jews are accused of having something to do with spreading the "Black Death." In Strasbourg, residen...

This image depicts a beautiful painting conveying the sense of “awesomeness” that must have existed, in ancient Greece, when all of the bu...

An event which came to be known as The Boston Massacre occurred on the 5th of March, 1770. It all started over a dispute involving a wig.

On October 25, 1962, Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Zorin in the United Nations. The US, says Stevenson, is prepared to "wait until hell ...

Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

On August 16, 1896 prospectors find gold in Alaska. The Trump fortune got its start as a result.

In 1952, Einstein was asked about his role in making atomic bombs. He responded with a short essay, entitled "On My Participation In The Atom Bomb Pro...

When the federal government outlawed liquor, in 1920, alcohol still flowed - and Al Capone made sure he was at the center of the illegal enterprise. ...

In 1780, the momentum of America's war for independence took dramatic turns.

Eyewitnesses saw a plane land at Mili Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, during July of 1937. The country issued postage stamps, in 1987, depicting four ...

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