History is not dead. It exists around us, giving context to our present, anchoring us to a continuum of events. Nothing that's happened completely went away, we see the remains of years past all around us. But the details are often harder to come by. We know the great works, but what about the small, surprising details about how it all was? I absolutely love learning more about the past. And this list makes one heck of a reservoir for anecdotes. After reading this, you'll always have something interesting to discuss!