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Top 5 Interesting Facts About The Battle Of The Alamo

"I shall never surrender or retreat." - William Barret Travis at the Alamo When Lt. Col. Travis wrote this in a letter addressed to the people of Texas, he was facing anywhere from 1800 - 6000 Mexican troops led by their charismatic and unforgiving general, Santa Anna. Travis' own troops numbered

Top 5 Inventions By Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the most practical inventors in history. He built many devices that were designed to help improve or solve everyday problems. Some of his inventions, like bifocal glasses, are well-known, while others are more obscure. Of the numerous inventions Franklin created, he did not patent a

Top 5 American Duels

"Had I read Sterne more and Voltaire less, I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me." - Aaron Burr The fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr shocked the nation. But it was the identity of the man killed, not the duel itself, that produced

Top 5 Interesting Facts About George Washington

"A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master." - George Washington And there you have it. A very unlikely man to lead a ragtag group of soldiers against the greatest military on Earth at that time. Probably an even more unlikely man to lead a fledgling experimental

Top 5 Strange U.S. Presidential Facts

The United States has had 44 presidents spanning well over 200 years. That’s more than enough time to gather some interesting facts about some of the nation’s leaders. We have put together some strange and interesting facts about the U.S. presidents which you may not have been taught in high school.