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Top 10 Great Historic Speeches

Top 10 Great Historic Speeches

We have already covered famous fictional speeches, so it seems a good time to discuss non-fictional ones. This list includes the greatest speeches in all time and I have also attempted to put them into order from great to greatest – this is not an easy task and I expect there will be some debate […]

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Top 10 Worst Generals in British History

Top 10 Worst Generals in British History

Great Britain has a long, storied military history. For every glorious victory and brilliant general, however, there’s an ignominious defeat and blundering fool. The following list presents ten such incompetents. Poor Edward Braddock always gets a drubbing for his mismanagement of the Monongahela Campaign. But the French and Indian War saw an equally stupid disaster […]

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8 Interracial Relationships That Changed History

8 Interracial Relationships That Changed History

PBS Black Culture Connection, PBS Learning Media, and Listverse.com have teamed up on a special feature about interracial relationships and marriages that have changed history around the world. Join us as we delve into the racial climate of different nations and their views of interracial relationships over the centuries through the lens of groundbreaking rulings, […]

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15 Holidays and their origins

15 Holidays and their origins

Every country has its own set of special days that are remembered with time off work, family gatherings, or other activities. There are some, however, that are international; while they are not always celebrated at the same time, they are celebrated in a variety of countries. This is a list of the 15 most popular […]

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10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor

10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an […]

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10 Fascinating Last Pictures Taken

10 Fascinating Last Pictures Taken

The words “Last picture taken” before his or her death conjure up many emotions, whether in front of the camera or behind it. This list consists of 10 last time stamps in history taken of and by some fascinating individuals. If anyone has new or conflicting information concerning the photos or information in this list […]

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Top 10 Intriguing Riddles From History

Top 10 Intriguing Riddles From History

The riddle, in one form or another, has been around for centuries. Some of them rhyme, while others are just a few words. Collected below are 10 of the best, most popular, beloved, and challenging riddles from history. 10The Riddles Of GestumblindiScandinavia Norse mythology has given the world the Mighty Thor, but it also provides […]

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10 Of The Strangest Moments In The History Of War

10 Of The Strangest Moments In The History Of War

Most historical wars are odd by nature. Blowing up, shooting, and torturing thousands of people seems downright bizarre when you consider that it was usually all caused by the actions of a small group of power-crazed individuals. On a brighter note, war has led to some of the strangest and most interesting stories in history. […]

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10 Mad Tales From The Life Of Germany’s Last Emperor

10 Mad Tales From The Life Of Germany’s Last Emperor

Some consider him Adolf Hitler’s spiritual twin. But history’s judgment of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last German emperor, is ambivalent. Pompous and bellicose, Wilhelm was a fascinating and contradictory character. His constant saber-rattling and glorification of war kept Europeans on the edge of their seats. Obsessed with all things military, and hungering for Germany’s “place […]

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10 Astonishing Desert Survival Tales

10 Astonishing Desert Survival Tales

Deserts—the hot, non-polar sort—are among the harshest places on earth. The temperatures there can change from blisteringly hot to freezing cold within a few hours. With sparse plant and animal life, and by definition very little water, a desert can easily become a graveyard. There are a dozen things that can kill you in the […]

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