Category Archive: History

Top 10 Christmas Day Events

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Throughout history, important events have occurred on December 25th.  Here are ten of those events, ranked by chronological order, not by importance. This list is the second in our 2012 Christmas series. #10.… Continue reading

Top 10 US Elections

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The US presidential election is quickly approaching.  To celebrate this, we will look back at some of the more famous US elections to occur.  Whether it was a landslide or a tight race,… Continue reading

Top 10 Greatest Winston Churchill Quotes

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Sir Winston Churchill was an English statesman and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Well-known as an orator, strategist, and politician, Churchill was one… Continue reading

Top 10 Famous People Who Never Existed

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History is full of instances of famous people, who never actually existed.  Many were created by companies, based on legends, or even created just for a hoax.  Here are ten people you might… Continue reading

Top 10 Man Eaters

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There have been many attacks on humans by many animals.  What I have tried to do with this list is not only mention the most prolific attacks but to also mention a range… Continue reading

Top 10 Worst Shipwrecks Ever

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, by far the most famous shipwreck in history.  To honor this, I will countdown the deadliest shipwrecks ever.  The numbers next… Continue reading

Top 10 Sole Survivors in a Plane Crash

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# 10  JUAN LOO (age 26) On 9th August 1970 a LANSA flight 502 was bound from Cusco to Lima, carrying 8 crew and 92 passengers.  Over half of the passengers belonged to… Continue reading

Top 10 Tornado Records

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#10 Greatest Pressure Drop A pressure deficit of 100 millibars (2.95 inHg) was observed when a violent tornado near Manchester, South Dakota on June 24, 2003 passed directly over an in-situ probe. In less… Continue reading

Top 10 Presidential Facts

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Here’s a fun, and interesting, list to celebrate President’s Day. #10. Andrew Jackson    Andrew Johnson was vice president under Lincoln before becoming president in 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated.  He was the… Continue reading

Top 10 Largest Earthquakes (By Magnitude)

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#10 Assam – Tibet 8.6 This earthquake occurred on 08/15/1950.  The epicenter was actually located near Rima, in Tibet, China. However, the earthquake was destructive in both Assam and Tibet, and 1,526 people… Continue reading