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April 19, 1909: Joan of Arc receives beatification from the Roman Catholic Church

How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte compared to average height?

Why did the French hate Queen Catherine de Medici?

March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower has its grand opening

March 9, 1796: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais

February 13, 1917: Mata Hari gets arrested in Paris

Why French King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine

December 17, 1777: France recognizes the US as a country

Joan of Arc was BFFs with a mass murderer

December 3, 1818: Illinois becomes the 21st state

December 2nd, 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France

November 16th, 1945: UNESCO is founded

November 9th, 1799: Napoleon becomes Emperor of France

September 14, 1812: Napoleon invades Moscow, Russia, but it literally goes up in flames

September 11th, 1951: Florence Chadwick becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel

How Vincent van Gogh really lost his ear

Why Hitler bungled Dunkirk instead of winning the war

Fate of missing WWII pilot surprises everyone

The mad monk Rasputin and the Romanovs: 100 years later

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

Back in the day, France increased Louisiana’s population with prisoners and asylum detainees

The Jewish resistance paratroopers’ harrowing mission during World War II

Why historians romanticize the World War I Battle of Gallipoli

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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Revolutionary War hero Private Deborah Samson disguised herself to fight

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

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These three famous artists transformed the artworld in monumental ways

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

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15 iconic moments in music history

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

Little-known facts about Queen Victoria

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