Mariya Vasilyevna
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World War II Stories: Nazis Killed Her Husband, She Bought A Tank And Went On A Rampage

They say that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” But if you take her love away, it gets a helluva lot worse – something the Germans would find out the hard way. Mariya Vasilyevna was born on August…

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World War II Stories: The Curious Tale Of An Extreme Jinxed Ship

The jinxed ship called the USS William D. Porter (DD-579). During WWII, the Allies had a ship so jinxed it destroyed itself by nearly destroying something else. The USS William D. Porter (DD-579) was named in honor of Commodore William D….

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The Black Death Was The Most Devastating Pandemic In History

(recommend audio) The Black Death, also known as the Pestilence (Pest for short), the Great Plague or the Plague, or less commonly the Black Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of…

Peasants' Revolt
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History Of Revolutions: British Peasant’s Revolt (1381)

The Peasants’ Revolt, also named Wat Tyler’s Rebellion or the Great Rising, was a major uprising across large parts of England in 1381. The revolt had various causes, including the socio-economic and political tensions generated by the Black Death in the 1340s, the high taxes resulting…

Dark Ages
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However, The Dark Ages Weren’t So Dark After All

We can safely say that the period of man’s history from 476 AD to 1000 AD was the most maligned of all. This period, known to historians as the Early Middle Ages, is still referred to by most laymen as…

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The People That Changed History With Their Disastrous Mistakes

Idiots that changed history. Yes, it happened to us all at one point or another. We’ve all felt the slow burn that comes with the realization that we’ve done something horribly wrong. Whatever you did, chances are good that you…

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History Of Revolutions : Athenian Revolution (508–507 BCE)

(recommend audio) The Athenian Revolution (508–507 BCE) was a revolt by the people of Athens that overthrew the ruling aristocratic oligarchy,  establishing the almost century-long self-governance of Athens in the form of a participatory democracy – open to all free…

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World War II Stories: Afrika Korps’ Last Soldier Surrendered In1985 After 40 Years On The Run

The last soldier surrendered. During World War II around 450,000 German soldiers were imprisoned in 700 camps across the United States. After the war ended, these prisoners were repatriated to Germany.  But seven of them escaped and disappeared into the…

How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany
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World War II Stories: How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany

Fanta for Nazi Germany. It’s February 1944 and Berlin is attempting to recover from American aerial bombing. But life and industry continues on the city’s outskirts. In farmhouses, bottles clang and a mix of ex-convicts, Chinese laborers, and other workers…

mysterious shipwrecks
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History’s Most Mysterious Shipwrecks

Mysterious shipwrecks. We are fascinated by shipwrecks, and it’s easy to see why. First, there’s the idea of sunken treasure, which has a pretty universal appeal in any culture that admires shiny things (all of them). Then, there’s the uber-creepiness…

ancient leaders
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Ancient Leaders That Were Really Weird People

Ancient leaders. To say that some ancient leaders were really weird is probably a bit of an understatement. Being really weird was almost a prerequisite for being an ancient leader. Ancient leaders in particular were under a lot of pressure…

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The Most Bizarre Time Travel Stories Ever

Time travel is the one that we want to be real of all mysterious phenomena. The possibilities are endless, and some people claimed they’ve already experienced them. Of course, it’s easy to dismiss all these people as nuts or liars,…

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Ten Inventors Killed By Their Inventions

Ten inventors that was killed by their inventions. Over the course of civilization, thousands upon thousands of inventions succeeded beyond their creator’s wildest dream. But some were epic fails. William Bullock invented the first modern printing press. While installing a…

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The Strange History Of Atlantis

Atlantis! The name alone is enough to invoke images of mermaids, bubble cities, sunken ruins, and an ancient, technologically advanced situation that suffered ruin at the whims of the gods or their own hubris. But where did the idea of…

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Entire Countries Embarrassed By These 6 Moments

Entire countries embarrassed. These mistakes made entire countries blush. If countries were capable of vasodilation, of course. The truth is, while countries can be large or small, they’re run by people. And people are capable of some pretty interesting kerfuffles….

ancient egypt
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Things About Ancient Egypt That Still Can’t Be Explained

There are things about ancient Egypt that still can’t be explained. Few civilizations have a more mysterious reputation than ancient Egypt. But the point of a mystery is to solve it, and over the years we’ve researched and studied our way…

hitler and the occult
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World War II Stories – Hitler And The Occult. The People He Killed

Hitler and the occult. The rise of the Nazi regime which led to the occupation of several countries and the extraction and eradication of countless Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, aged, disabled and children did not happen by accident. It was a…

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World War II Stories: Rare Historical Photographs Of The Dunkirk Evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation commenced after large numbers…

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The Doomsday Clock Scary History

The Doomsday Clock. It’s two minutes to midnight. Those words probably make you shiver, just a little bit, because bad things always happen at midnight. And midnight on the Doomsday Clock is the baddest of the bad, the hour of the…

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World War II Stories : The Resistance At Westerplatte

The city of Danzig was home to a lengthy territorial dispute between the Germans and Poles who inhabited it and had been declared a free city by the League of Nations. In late August 1939, the Schleswig-Holstein, a German World War I–era battleship,…

Bomber plane captures U-Boat
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World War II Stories: Bomber Plane Captures U-Boat

Bomber plane captures U-Boat. On August 27, 1941, U-boat U-570, captained by Kapitanleutnant Hans-Joachim Rahmlow, surfaced off the coast of Iceland. Almost immediately, it was spotted by James Thompson, the acting leader of a British squadron based in Iceland who was on an anti-submarine…

WW2 German Ace Escorts Crippled B-17 Home
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World War II Stories: WW2 German Ace Stumbled Across A Crippled B-17 And Escorted It Home

WW2 German Ace escorts crippled B-17 home. Warfare is not really a place for humanity, ethics and morals, but the Christmas Truce of WWII was a true example of a moment of humanity. The heroic actions of a German Luftwaffe…

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World War II Stories: Operation Jericho – A Rescue Mission That Turned Deadly

Operation Jericho was an air raid conducted by the RAF with the goal of freeing the captives of the Nazi-held Amiens prison in France. The raid happened on 18 February 1944, and though it wasn’t a large-scale operation, its precision…

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The Abraham Lincoln And John F Kennedy Parallels

Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy parallels. Abraham Lincoln Predicts His Own Death This story is hotly debated as there is no direct written account by the President himself, but stories from his advisors and close friends. This particular instance…

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Alternative Views: South Korean Provocations Sparked The Korean War

South Korean provocations sparked Korean War. History teachers say that the Korean War began due to the North’s unprovoked invasion of the South. However, they conveniently forget to mention the that South Korea had an equal role in building up the conflict. In…

Six-Day War
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Alternative Views: The Soviet Union Instigated The Six-Day-War

The Six-Day-War.  We have previously discussed how the Soviet Union almost invaded Israel during the Six-Day War. We also briefly mentioned that the war was just one big ruse by the Soviets to destroy Israel’s nuclear capability. According to historians Isabella Ginor…

The US Provoked Japan Into War
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Alternative Views: The US Provoked Japan Into War

The US Provoked Japan Into War. We have all heard this question a million times: Did the US have advance knowledge of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor? Similarly, why on earth would Japan attack the US—an economic and military giant that even…

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Alternative Views: Hitler Feared French Admired British

Hitler feared French admired British. Hitler was no peacenik, but he actually exhibited a very healthy fear of the Anglo-French alliance. In fact, during the re-occupation of the Rhine, Hitler famously ordered his generals to sound a retreat at the faintest sign of…

ancient rome
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Alternative Views: The Ancient Romans Were Actually Prudes

The ancient Romans were prudes. Popular belief says the ancient Romans indulged in all manner of sexual depravities, but they were one of the most prudish societies ever. It was actually very offensive for couples to engage in open displays…

John Jack Whiteside Parsons
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This Cultist Was The Father Of Modern Rocketry

This cultist was the father of modern rocketry. On June 17, 1952, a boom rocked Pasadena, California – an explosion at a coach house on the old Cruikshank estate, a plot of land on Millionaires Row where a large manor…