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18 Historical Facts We Just Learned That Made Us Say 'Whoa'

Updated 13 Jul 2020 125.0k votes 14.8k voters 809.9k views18 items

List RulesVote up the historical facts you learned when you were 'today years old.'

Even those who dedicate their lives to studying history will never know everything there is to know. Each day, there is the potential to stumble upon a historical fact that you never knew before. This idea is perhaps no more evident than in the Today I Learned subreddit. There, people share the fascinating facts they discovered when they were "today years old," and some of them are truly mind-blowing.

The facts range from times when history repeated itself to little-known (but important) figures no one remembers and so much more. Compiled here are some of the most fascinating historical facts from the "TIL" subreddit that we're still wrapping our heads around.

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