Tag: weird history

Canadian First Lady fends off robbers with a loon sculpture

That time a horse was made Senator of the Roman Empire

In 1932, Australian farmers went to war against emus

One tough man walked through life with a knife for a hand

How cigarette companies turned doctors into their biggest advocates

What the declassified FBI files on Ernest Hemingway say

What it was like to “relieve yourself” in medieval times

The Australian army went up against 20,000 emus in the Great Emu War and lost

As it turns out, Mary and her lamb from the song were real

The history of daylight savings time — and perhaps some reasons to get rid of it

Long-lost sealed sarcophagus recovered in Egypt

A slave rebellion led to the Louisiana Purchase?

December 11, 1946: UNICEF is founded

The Titanic II may never set sail

World 12.11.18

One of the “facts” most of us know about Vikings is actually wrong!

Lisa Frank’s long-lasting technicolor popularity

World 12.10.18

How Dr. Seuss helped America defeat Hitler

December 10th, 1906: Teddy Roosevelt becomes first American to Claim Nobel Prize

Decades after WWII was over, these men kept fighting

Declassified information reveals US Navy’s alliance with the Italian mob decades later

World 12.09.18

WWI vet’s diary describes the horrors of war, with a little humor thrown in

How the Austrian army once accidentally managed to defeat itself

A literal riot broke out over the first top hat ever worn, and the reasons why are absolutely ridiculous

When Bjorn Ironside accidentally invaded the wrong city

December 9, 1531: The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego

World 12.08.18

Canadian First Lady fends off robbers with a loon sculpture

Joan of Arc was BFFs with a mass murderer

December 8, 1660: First woman performs in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

Ancient 12.07.18

Found brooch tells a story of Nazi hatred, ancient history and the viking influence on the world

The world’s oldest use of the word ‘Jerusalem’ now on display

Secret images and hidden meanings in history’s most famous paintings

December 7, 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor

US 12.06.18

Flappers: today’s heroes, yesterday’s villains

December 6, 1917, Finland declares independence

How soldiers in the trenches of WWI really lived

Potosi, the sunken town, re-emerges from the depths

History Today 12.05.18

December 5, 1933: Prohibition ends

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