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How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte compared to average height?

April 4, 1949: North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington D.C.

March 24, 1603: James VI of Scotland rules England and Ireland as James I

Winged Polish cavalrymen were a force to be reckoned with

February 17, 2008: Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

February 15, 1910: Irena Sendler is born

January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

December 25, 800 CE: Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

Marie Antoinette probably didn’t say “let them eat cake”

Did the Dutch really forget they were at war with Scilly for 335 years?

One surprising effect of the black plague? A longer life span

Life on sugar plantations in the 1600s more bitter than sweet

The colorful life of the The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, is an adventure in royal screw-ups

In 1939, England wiped out nearly 500,000 pets — and yeah, it’s as screwed up as it sounds

What was game night like during medieval times?

How chickens lost a battle for Ancient Rome

Italus: Europe’s oldest tree

15 mystifying structures across the globe

Why egg-droppin’ bunnies and the resurrection of Christ are linked

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How Erik the Red responded to banishment by founding a new country

Ancient 04.16.19

Rare 2,600-year-old agate seal and clay stamp found bearing Biblical names


Why public perception of George W. Bush’s presidency is shifting


Why the first woman to swim the English Channel deserves our respect

Ancient 04.14.19

Inside the lives of King Henry VIII’s wives and children

World 04.13.19

You’ll gasp at these hidden secrets built into medieval castles

US 04.12.19

The mystery of the “Hatbox Baby” is solved, decades later

General 04.11.19

Bruce Lee’s son has a life story more epic and twisted than any action film

Ancient 04.10.19

Ancient fast food: Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old “snack shack” in Pompeii

How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte compared to average height?

One Civil War scuffle involved stolen hats

The little-known reason Bruce Lee was rejected by the military

Why did the French hate Queen Catherine de Medici?

General 04.09.19

The incredible, disturbing true story of Nicholas Barclay and his masterful imposter

US 04.08.19

Revolutionary War hero Private Deborah Samson disguised herself to fight

These cities have had unbelievable transformations


Vintage photos that will bring you back to the Summer of Love

General 04.07.19

These three famous artists transformed the artworld in monumental ways

US 04.06.19

April 6, 1917: U.S. officially enters WWI by declaring war on Germany

World 04.05.19

15 iconic moments in music history

US 04.03.19

April 3, 1948: U.S. President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe

Little-known facts about Queen Victoria

Ancient 04.02.19

You Won’t Believe What These Historical Figures Actually Looked Like

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