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History Facts: Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.


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History Fact: After WWI, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland emerged as independent nations.


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Facts about History: A Japanese Soldier didn't surrendered until 29 years after WWII was over, in 1974.


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Fact about History: Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.


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History Information: The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year, or about 250,000 people.


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Information about History: Ancient Greek democracy lasted for only 185 years


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History Facts: Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity, just like modern employers.


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History Fact: In 5,000 years of human history, only one disease has been eradicated: smallpox.


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Facts about History: In 536 A.D., there was a worldwide dust cloud that blocked out the sun for a year, resulting in widespread famine and disease.


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Fact about History: The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 was the loudest sound in recorded history, heard 3,000 miles (4800 KM) away.


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History Information: Sucking a king's nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland.


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Information about History: Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II.


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History Facts: During WWI, the Belgian King personally led the army, the Queen served as a nurse, and the 14-year-old Prince enlisted as a private.


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History Fact: During WWII, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.


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Facts about History: Nearly 13,000 Native Americans fought during World War I, despite not having a U.S. citizenship.


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Fact about History: The only casualty of the first bomb in WWII to fall on British soil was a rabbit.


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History Information: More than 870,000 Jews were killed at Treblinka with a staff of just 150 people.


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Information about History: The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.


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History Facts: Flamingo tongues were a delicacy in ancient Rome.


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History Fact: Chemotherapy is a by-product of the mustard gas used in WWI.


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Facts about History: The youngest soldier to serve during WWI was only 8 years old.


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Fact about History: Early Christians were called 'atheists' by Romans as they didn't pay tribute to pagan gods.


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History Information: The room of a WWI French soldier is still untouched since 1918.


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Information about History: Dogs were used as messengers in WWI, carrying orders to the front lines in capsules attached to their bodies.


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History Facts: Ancient Greeks and Romans often bought slaves with salt.


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History Fact: The inhabitants of ancient Rome had a sewer goddess, a toilet god, and a god of excrement.


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Facts about History: The number of Chinese killed by the Japanese during WWII is greater than the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust.


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Fact about History: 30,000 children took part of a 'Children's Crusade' to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.


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History Information: 80% of all marriages in history were between second cousin or closer.


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Information about History: Pope Pius II wrote a popular erotic book called 'The Tale Of Two Lovers' before assuming office.


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History Facts: The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That's a myth by Herodotus, the Greek historian.


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History Fact: Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.


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Facts about History: Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.


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Fact about History: The Spanish flu caused about a third of total military deaths in WWI.


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History Information: During WWI, the U.S. Government tried to rename hamburgers as 'liberty sandwiches' to promote patriotism.


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Information about History: Ancient Rome was eight times more densely populated than modern New York.


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