In December 1944, World War 2 was tipping in favor of the Allied Forces. During that time, the American general McAuliffe was commanding the 101st Airborne Division.  The Germans were launching one of the last massive counterattacks in the Battle of the Bulge.

Unhappy? Sell your husband or wife

Wife-selling and husband-selling were English customs which started around the end of the 17th century. When a man was unhappy with his wife, it was often only possible for the mega-rich to get a divorce.

The first mixed martial artist star

In recent years, mixed martial arts have become a very popular sport in the US and all over the World. One man who could be called a true pioneer of the sport is the Englishman James Figg (1695-1734). At 6ft (182cm) and 185lbs (83kgs) he was a tall, lean mean fighting machine. During these times, there were fights with 3 …

Why tiny Taiwan claimed huge Mongolia

The Island of Taiwan is officially called the Republic of China. This is not to be confused with the People’s Republic of China, which is usually just called “China”. The reason for this confusing fact is that after World War 2, there was a civil war in which the former Chinese government fled from the now dominant communist regime.