Even a brief look at history reveals the profound, the devastating, and the downright weird. While my knowledge of history only scratches the surface of its depths, my tendency to follow up on the things that interest me reveals forgotten tidbits and strange pieces of trivia that I love to share.
This section of the site exists to share the interesting pieces of history that you don’t normally learn in school. Much of the stories here focus on America’s past, due in large part to my interest in my native country. However, there’s nothing restricting this section to the United States – there’s plenty of weird and fascinating history from across the world and beyond.
- Aaron Burr is the Villain in our History: Despite being integral to the formation of the country, America’s third Vice President was as shady as they came.
- Henry Ford’s Racist Square Dancing Conspiracy: How Henry Ford’s racism led to the popularization of square dancing in the 20th century.
- Lincoln the Wrestler: The guy who held the union together could also take people apart.
- The War on Christmas was Invented by Bigots: There’s no war on Christmas, but a white supremacist and an anti-Semite worked very hard to make it seem like there was one.
- Was George Washington Bulletproof?: A look at the first US President’s seeming imperviousness to bullets.
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