facts

  1. S

    Important or interesting facts about the Swine flu Epidemic

    For this years history fair, i'm going to do a paper on the Swine flu epidemic and its effects. What are some important or interesting facts about it?
  2. dlnewhouse

    Facts are stubborn things

    Please recommend books about Joseph Stalin. Especially a Penguin Classics edition. Wait, according to quote investigator, this quote was used by John Adams! Exact quote in the 2nd source, approximate in the first. [TU] 1713, Treason Unmask’d; or, The Queen’s Title, the...
  3. F

    Once accepted "facts" and teories now out of favor

    When thinking about such theories and "facts" once widely accepted, but now out of favor, we may ask if some of our currently most widely believed ideas, theories and "facts" may later be countered by other evidence. So perhaps such "old" ideas are worth looking at. Think about the "fact" of the...
  4. notgivenaway

    Is the story of the Norman Conquest confusing since the facts were doctored?

    Parts of the "facts" of 1066 don't make sense. We can never know, but my hunch tells me somebody at the time (or in later centuries) doctored the information at hand. History is sometimes written by the victors, after all. King Edward the Confessor couldn't have promised the throne to William...
  5. ghostexorcist

    Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II

    Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II 10-1-17 By Jim R. McClanahan CLICK HERE FOR PART I Click here to learn more about the historical, religious, and folklore influences on Journey to the West This blog will serve as a repository of facts I find interesting about the famous...
  6. Speculatin'

    KOREA WAR: interesting facts

    Here's something I Googled: https://www.factretriever.com/korean-war-facts
  7. J

    The Facts about Roman Crucifixion

    Hello, I'm curious about the reality of Roman crucifixion. It seems there are a lot of opinions on the internet about how it was done, who would have been crucified, how long they would have survived, nail placement, etc. But actual evidence to back up these claims seems harder to come by. Does...
  8. ghostexorcist

    Interesting Facts About Journey to the West

    Interesting Facts About Journey to the West 05-15-17 By Jim R. McClanahan CLICK HERE FOR PART II Click here to learn more about the historical, religious, and folklore influences on Journey to the West This blog will serve as a repository of facts I find interesting about the famous Chinese...
  9. T

    Viking Jewelry History and Facts

    Introduction to Viking Jewelry: The Vikings while warriors and farmers, still loved their trinkets and jewelry. The Vikings would wear an array of jewelry items, men and women were both fans of the shiny metal objects that would have added some glamour to their world. The most interesting part...
  10. D

    10 Facts You Didn't Know About the 4th of July

    Chances are posters on this board will know at least a few of these, but the average layperson will not, so I named it accordingly. Check out these 4th of July fun facts: 10 Facts You Don't Know About the 4th of July
  11. F

    Compendium of Unarguable Historical Facts

    1. Human beings exist now, and some existed in the past, who are now deceased. 2. History is the study of human beings who lived in the past.
  12. D

    12 Fun Facts About Maryland

    Check out these little-known fun facts about Maryland: 12 Fun Facts About Maryland
  13. D

    19 Fun Facts About Boston

    Check out these interesting fun facts about Boston, which, as we all know, is steeped in history: How to Understand People : 19 Fun Facts About Boston
  14. kdbooklover16

    Facts vs. Fiction of the Trojan War

    Title says it all- I started this thread for a discussion for any truth behind the Trojan War. What have you guys found to be true?
  15. D

    19 Can't-Miss Facts About Virginia

    Here are 19 fascinating facts about Virginia, many of them history-oriented: 19 Can't-Miss Facts About Virginia
  16. H

    Thor: The God of Thunder Ten Facts

    Thor has always been my favorite mythological God, beginning with the comic books. Here's a video that goes into some detail about the less known facts about Thor: I linked to the video because the embed wasn't showing
  17. M

    Beware - some sources get dates and ages wrong?

    For example, I just checked and saw that King Edward V of England was born on November 2, 1470, and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York and Norfolk, was born on August 17, 1473. They were seen in the Tower less and less until they disappeared from public sight at the end of...
  18. D

    14 Things You Didn't Know About Alexander Hamilton

    I'm sure many of you know most of these, but I want to see if any of the facts on the list are new to you: 14 Things You May Not Know About Alexander Hamilton
  19. D

    5 Facts You Didn't Know About Benjamin Franklin

    Here are some interesting tidbits about the Founding Father/inventor: 5 Facts You Didn't Know About Benjamin Franklin
  20. notgivenaway

    Does the official history belie deeper facts?

    For instance, was King Atherled II of the English really "unready"? Isn't is possible he was in league with the Danes? Yes, his son/successor fought Sweyn and Cnut, but then he died rather oddly after his treaty with Cnut. And why did General Lee not use Gettysburg to his full advantage? He...