History Facts

    History Facts

    History is rich with fascinating and sometimes unbelievable things, so learn more about it with this regularly-updated list of history facts.

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    Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
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    In medieval Italy, if a man was caught kissing a woman in public, he had to marry her whether he liked it or not.
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    To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testicles
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    Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.
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    The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
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    Leonardo Da Vinci predicted the mass use of solar energy as long ago as 1447.
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    In Ancient Egypt, some people paid their taxes in honey.
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    There's no evidence that pirates made people walk the plank.
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    The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
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