History vs. Myth

You don’t need fiction when history provides you with tales as crazy as the ones we’ve collected for you. Read up while your jaw drops.

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The first recorded murder in America was committed by someone who came over on the Mayflower. Who was it, and why did he do it?

By Josh Clark

An Irish monk named St. Brendan may have been the first European to visit the Americas. Although there is no hard evidence to back the claim, written accounts of his voyages, petroglyphs and Viking history suggest St. Brendan may have beaten Columbus

By Josh Clark

Did the Chinese discover America years before Christopher Columbus? Learn about the evidence that supports the claim that Asian seafarers touched down in the Americas before the famous European explorer.

By Josh Clark

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Some untrue historical events have been passed down for so many years that they have become truths. See our list of 10 historical misconceptions, including Sir Walter Raleigh's Cloak and Lady Godiva's Naked Ride.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

In November 2006, a new documentary took a look at infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper using modern profiling techniques.

By Julia Layton