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Between the years of 1790 and 1840, an Indian cult leader called Thug Behram murdered nine hundred and thirty-one people in Avadh, India.
Most people can tell you who invented the telephone or the light bulb or the steam engine, but how many people can name the inventor of television?
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Maximilien de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician who was also one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution.
Gilles de Rais was a celebrated Breton knight who fought in the French army alongside none other than Joan of Arc. However, it is not de Rais' prowess as a ...
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Most people assume that Adolf Hitler created the Nazi party back in the 1920s, but that wasn't the case. The German Workers' Party (the precursor the ...
One of the pillars of the Nazi platform was to scapegoat and persecute the Jewish people. Of course, they had bigger plans for the Jews; notably, ...
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Iconic English author Charles Dickens is probably the only Victorian figure most people can name. Aside from penning classics like A Tale of Two Cities and ...
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Nicolas Steno (11 January 1638 – 25 November 1686) was a Danish pioneer in both anatomy and geology. In 1659, he decided not to accept anything simply ...
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Amelia Earhart was the undisputed darling of the press during the 1930s for her long-distance flying records, but she was nearly eclipsed by another female ...
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Likely the most obscure entry on this list, Orde Wingate was one of the founders of the modern style of guerilla combat who was considered by many of his ...
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Mention the words 70's, Nixon, and Watergate, and the name "Frank Wills" probably wouldn't even be a blip on your radar. But it was this 24-year-old night ...
The story of Ilse Koch is just one of the tales of horror to emerge from the Holocaust. Ilse Koch was married to Karl Koch, one of Adolf Hitler's ...
Summary | The great songwriter has often taken the name of the great figure from history as inspiration. Here are some of XFM's top namedrops.
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Belle Gunness was born in Norway, and according to some sources she lead a relatively normal life until she was kicked in the stomach by a man in her teens, ...
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Ranavalona I was the Queen of the Kingdom of Madagascar for thirty-three years. During that time, Ranavalona worked tirelessly to reduce Madagascar's ...
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You're history! The great songwriter has often taken the name of the great figure from history as inspiration. Here are Radio X's Top 10 namedrops.
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Elizabeth Báthory was a countess from a prestigious noble family in Hungary. Báthory was well educated and able to read and write in four languages, ...
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April 12, 1861 - The American Civil War began as Confederate troops under the command of General ...
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... immediately sentenced to death and was hung for his heinous crimes under the British rule. He was known as one of the most brutal murderers in history.
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