10 Historical Facts That Will Make You Think Twice About Romanticizing The Past

Time to get your history buff on.

Noah Henryby Noah Henry
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In the days of high school, we were taught as innocent wide-eyed pupils to take in whitewashed, clean-cut version of historic events: Columbus sailed the ocean blue, Washington chopped down a cherry tree, Honest Abe never told a lie. But if you were to look up a simple list of fetishes of famous people, you’d know that even our brightest minds from the past were far from perfect. Here are a few historical facts about certain famous people and events that prove your history teacher lied to you. And you should be mad. Very mad.

Historical Facts That Will Make You Think Twice About The Past:

Well, looks like history has it’s secrets. Obviously.

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