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19 Historical Events Explained Poorly

Despite all the years we spent in school memorizing dates, conquests and rhymes to help us recall which year Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, history can, in fact, be simplified. This does, however, come with its own set of caveats, ones the historians of Reddit know very, very well.  


From Abraham Lincoln's bad night at the theater to a London baker's quest to take a nap, here are 20 poorly-explained historical events. 

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