Vice Presidents That Became Presidents

Since George Washington first became president in 1789, we have had 44 different presidents, 14 of which were Vice Presidents. Five of these were elected president later on. There have been eight vice presidents who took over when the former president died and one due to the president’s resignation. John Adams John Adams served as […]

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The Eldest Russian Grand Duchess, Olga Nikolaevna Romanova

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia was the Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia’s oldest child, born in 1895 and murdered alongside the rest of her family in 1918. Throughout her lifetime, her future marriage was a subject often talked about and speculated in the press. However, Olga did not want to marry […]

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8 Awesome Facts About Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was truly a fascinating place. The modern world has been captivated by it ever since Howard Carter first opened the famous tomb of King Tutankhamen in November of 1922. What’s not to be fascinated by? I mean there’s mummies, pyramids, conspiracy theories, cat-goddesses, beautiful statues, and amazing architecture. Ancient Egypt is awesome. Here’s why: […]

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5 of the Most Important Political Protests in History

Yesterday, three million women around the world joined with the Women’s March on Washington to declare that “Women’s rights are human rights”. News reporters are calling it “historic”, and according to The New York Times, the Women’s March had three times more people in attendance than Trump’s inauguration. The Washington D.C. Metro said that Saturday was […]

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Battles That Made History: Tours

Last time, on Battles That Made History, we talked about the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg was the most important battle of the American Civil War and the bloodiest battle in terms of American casualties in American history, the battle turned the tide in the Civil War in the North’s favor and spelled ultimate defeat for the […]

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been quite a year, what with the American presidency changing hands, Brexit, David Bowie’s death, and countless other events. Whether it’s been a good year for one person or a difficult one for another, there’s one undisputed fact about 2016 that remains standing: it’s been a fantastic year for archaeology. We’ve been covering […]

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5 Historical Christmas Foods Most People Don’t Eat Anymore

The human race has been celebrating the holiday of Christmas for a very long time – about a thousand years, actually. Of course, no matter what time period in history you’re at, there’s always a traditional food or two that have been associated with the holiday. Some are still on the menu, and some haven’t […]

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The History Behind 3 of Our Most Beloved Christmas Traditions

Nothing says Christmas more than snow on the ground outside, a fire burning in the fireplace, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, lights strung up on the house outside, and carolers knocking on our door at random hours of the day, regaling us with their badly-sung renditions of popular Christmas music. How did all of these […]

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Who Was Socrates, Really?

We all know Socrates as the classical Greek philosopher who is credited with being one of the main founders of modern thought. However, Socrates is a bit of a historical enigma. He never wrote anything down for himself. Instead, his thoughts and reasoning were recorded by his student, Plato. We only know what others have said […]

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History’s Nutcases: Jemmy Hirst

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about the famous Romantic poet, Lord Byron, whose life was characterized by love affairs, strange habits, and a love of all things dark and mysterious. This time, we’re talking about famous English eccentric, Jemmy Hirst. He was a man so strange that King Edward III had to invite him over […]

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