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Historical facts that will blow your mind (30 Photos. 50 Of The Most Scandalous, Weird, And Bizarre Historical Facts You Didn’t Know. 33 Shocking Facts That Will Change How You Picture History. 10 Cases of American Intervention in Latin America. Politics With the current political crisis in Honduras, American (US) foreign policy is looking to soften its historic reputation in the region by largely deferring negotiations to Latin American diplomats.

10 Cases of American Intervention in Latin America

While the Honduran economy relies heavily on remittances sent from the U.S., many are wary of American involvement at the state level. To help explain why, here is a list of ten previous instances of American involvement in Latin America. Note: This is NOT an endorsement of radical governments that have taken hold in some parts of Latin America whose adherence to democracy is often questionable, but rather a balanced historic perspective to explain anti-U.S. sentiment in the region.

The Platt Amendment This addition to the Army Appropriations Act, submitted by Senator Orville Pratt (R-Ohio), set the stage for US-Cuban relations in the early 20th Century. 10 Forgotten Events That Shaped The Modern World. History History is full of twists and turns that ultimately shaped the world we live in today.

10 Forgotten Events That Shaped The Modern World

Sheer coincidences, forgotten heroics, and unforeseen consequences have—for better or for worse—created the modern world as we know it. Below are ten instances of “forgotten” events that would have altered our current society—and possibly our very existence—had they not occurred. Norwegian Heavy Water Sabotage When developing nuclear weapons, one must acquire a large quantity of “heavy water,” or Deuterium Oxide. Despite a number of failures, saboteurs managed to destroy the German supply of heavy water in 1943. In 1918, the world rejoiced at the end of World War One. Furthermore, the massive influx of patients led to a boom in the medical field, increasing the pay for doctors and encouraging many to enter the profession, a trend that continues to this day. Expulsion of Christians from Japan The Bretton Woods Conference Admiral Matthew Perry Opens Trade With Japan.

Black History Little Known Facts. Check out 124 little known facts in Black History. 1-63 | 64-124 Fact #1 As a child Muhammad Ali was refused an autograph by his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson.

Black History Little Known Facts

When Ali became a prizefighter, he vowed never to deny an autograph request, which he honored throughout his career. Fact #2 Muhammad Ali, the self-proclaimed "greatest [boxer] of all time," was originally named after his father, who was named after the 19th-century abolitionist and politician Cassius Marcellus Clay. Fact #3 Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. Fact #4 Jazz, an African–American musical form born out of the blues, ragtime and marching bands, originated in Louisiana during the turn of the 19th century. Fact #5 Fact #6 Before Wally Amos became famous for his "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookies, he was a talent agent at the William Morris Agency, where he worked with the likes of the Supremes and Simon & Garfunkel. Fact #8 Fact #9. 10 Forgotten Facts About Historical Events. History History is a funny sort of thing.

10 Forgotten Facts About Historical Events

As humans, we often take an extremely complex event and filter the information from that event that best captures the story in our minds. As a result of the limited nature of the human brain, often fascinating and/or critical information is lost. In this list, I wanted to capture some of the often overlooked and under-reported information surrounding major historical events. This list is in no way definitive and somewhat U.S. While the moon landing may be the single most remembered event in the history of mankind and President John Kennedy, as the man who championed and led this accomplishment, often forgotten is Kennedy’s true motive for the daunting task. Mass suicide at Jonestown Japan’s Emperor after Hiroshima When U.S. history recalls Japan in WWII, it often only remembers the mushroom clouds that scarred Japan’s physical geography and overlooks the strong psychological moorings that were devastated after the surrender.

Jamie Frater. 15 Historical Facts You Don't Know. History We all love facts – especially historical ones and ones that are new to us.

15 Historical Facts You Don't Know

This list looks at 15 facts that are, hopefully, unknown to most of us here. From the Ancient world to the early modern times, these are all entries that have not appeared before on Listverse. Be sure to add your own unusual or little-known facts to the comments.