Welcome to HistoryWow

Why ‘Wow’? Because history has a ‘Wow’ factor. History is rich in fascinating and inspiratonal incidents and events. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, humor, arrogance, foolishness, victory against the odds, the cruel hand of fate, irony and nobility.

History’s got the lot. Since 2012, HistoryWow’s aim has been to bring you some of these fascinating and inspirational incidents and events, in a short, sharp format. A little bit of history every day. But not enough to overload your busy lifestyles. We hope you enjoy HistoryWow!

History Question of the Day

Rome, Alexandria and Angkor were the first three cities to do what?

The answer tomorrow.

Yesterday's question and answer:

Which Pope’s reign was a mere twelve days?

Answer: Pope Urban VII (1521-1590). His reign was cut short by a fatal bout of malaria in 1590.

Source: A History of the Popes by P.C. Thomas

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History Question of the Week

Who was the youngest signatory of the American Declaration of Independence?

The answer on Thursday.

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The first correct answer to each week's question will receive a US$30 voucher to buy a history book of their choice.

Last week's question and answer:

Bartolomé Mitre (1821-1906) and Nicolás Avellaneda (1837-1885) were leaders in which South American nation during the 19th century?


Source: South American Independence by Catherine Davies et al

HistoryWow’s Golden List of Great History Books

There are many great history books, on a range of interesting topics. These are some of the ones we at HistoryWow think are especially good.

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The HistoryWow Forum

CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS!

The fascinating thing about history is that there are a variety of different opinions and views on historical questions. Here is your chance to tell us what you think about a particular history question.

THIS WEEK'S HISTORYWOW FORUM TOPIC IS:

While it is often maintained that no foreign army has successfully invaded England since 1066, this is in fact untrue, for the success of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 hinged on an invading army of Dutch, German and Danish soldiers. What do you think?

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Tell us Your Favorite History Anecdote

History lovers have their own special history stories, incidents and episodes. Stories of heroism, self-sacrifice, victory against the odds, arrogance, the cruel hand of fate, irony and nobility. Tell us here what your favorite anecdote is.

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The HistoryWow App

The HistoryWow App. Seventy fascinating and inspirational incidents and events from history - in a short, sharp format. Each great story is different and each one is a terrific read. A nice-sized, compact, mini history book of around 15,000 words, complete with pictures. And it's free.

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