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Interesting facts about important events in history including natural disasters like hurricanes and volcanic explosions as well as revolutions and revolts.

Events Leading To World War II Featured

10 Major Events Leading To World War II

  World War II, or the Second World War, was a global war fought by Germany, Italy and Japan; known as the Axis Powers; against a larger coalition led by Great Britain, France, the United...
World War II Causes Featured

10 Major Causes of World War II

  Lasting between 1939 and 1945, World War II was a global conflict which divided the world into two military alliances. The Axis Powers were Germany, Italy and Japan. The Allies consisted of the majority...
Black Death Effects Featured

Black Death | 10 Major Effects of the Deadliest Pandemic

  The Black Death ravaged Europe and many parts of the world like few other events preceding and succeeding it. From the sheer death toll to social, economic and political upheavals would make it among...
Black Death Facts Featured

Black Death | 10 Facts On The Deadliest Pandemic In History

  The Black Death was a bubonic plague, caused by a bacteria named Yersinia Pestis, that devastated Europe peaking from 1347 to 1351. With a death count of 75 to 200 million people, it is...
Black Death Causes Featured

Black Death | 7 Major Causes of the Deadliest Pandemic

  Black Death, or the Bubonic Plague, refers to the epidemic that struck the populations of Europe, Asia and North Africa in the mid-1300s. It was a bacterial infection that spread rapidly through air and...
King George III American Revolution Featured

Role of King George III During The American Revolution

  George III (June 4, 1738 – January 29, 1820) was the King of Great Britain from October 25, 1760 till his death in 1820. His reign saw a number of important events including the...
John Paul Jones American Revolution Featured

Role of John Paul Jones During The American Revolution

  John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish sailor who served in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. Jones began his career as a lieutenant of the...
John Adams American Revolution Featured

Role of John Adams During The American Revolution

  John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American writer, diplomat and politician who played a leading role in the American Revolution. When the British Parliament imposed the Stamp Act on...
Benjamin Franklin American Revolution Featured

Role of Benjamin Franklin During The American Revolution

  Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who played a key role in the American Revolution as a writer, political philosopher and diplomat. Prior to the Revolution, Franklin...
George Washington American Revolution Featured

Role of George Washington During The American Revolution

  George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political and military leader who played a key role in the American Revolution. When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, Congress...

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