The American Civil War: Battle Of Gettysburg

The American Civil War: Battle Of Gettysburg

By James Kenny Introduction For General Robert E. Lee, the stunning Confederate victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863 provided both his crowning achievement and his darkest moment of battlefield command. Although the Union army under General Joseph Hooker had been routed, Lee’s most capable lieutenant, General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, had been mortally wounded by…

The 10 People Who Changed History

The 10 People Who Changed History

By James Kenny The Face of Evil 10. Adolf Hitler: 1889-1945 Adolf Hitler, undoubtedly the most controversial name to appear on this list, but I can assure you that his place on this list is well deserved, so bear with me. In order to explain his inclusion, we must go back to the beginning, or…

Talismans and Amulets for Prosperity and Protection in Ancient Egypt

Talismans and Amulets for Prosperity and Protection in Ancient Egypt

Talismans and amulets in ancient Egypt Queen Cleopatra made the Egyptian asp snake famous when she chose to use it's venom to commit suicide. But did you know the Asp snake is a powerful Egyptian symbol. Talismans and amulets are still today very much part of popular culture in Egypt and seem to have a…

10 Unsolved Mysteries From Early 20th-Century Organized Crime

10 Unsolved Mysteries From Early 20th-Century Organized Crime

From the turn of the century through Prohibition and into the 1950s was a time of elegantly dressed men, even more elegant women, and a blatant disregard for the law in the United States. Organized crime reached a new high. Even today, there are plenty of mysteries about what went on behind the scenes and…

15 Quirks of U.S. Presidents You Didn’t Learn in School

15 Quirks of U.S. Presidents You Didn’t Learn in School

We know all about George Washington’s knack for revolution, Thomas Jefferson’s wine cellar, and Teddy Roosevelt’s proclivity to bust the occasional trust. But those are merely the presidential pastimes that made headlines. Behind closed doors, America’s historic Commanders-in-Chief were just like the rest of us: riddled with odd habits, esoteric hobbies, and strange fears. 1.…

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