21 Huge Historical Moments Brought To You By Partying

It's hard not to imagine history as a fairly dry, boring series of events that shaped our world before humanity invented the concept of "fun." But about half of your history textbook should read like the arrest report after a raid at a frat party. If you're ever reading about a historical event and something just doesn't seem to add up, it's because the editors cut the line "and of course, they were all completely blasted out of their minds the whole time."


 

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THE BOSTON TEA PARTY WAS A REBELLION OF PATRIOTS. THE PATRIOTS WHO THREW THAT TEA WERE ALL DRUNK. The drinking started after a meeting led by Samuel A

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OT TOMAN SULTAN SELIM I CARED ABOUT TWO THINGS. CRACKED cO COMe DRINKING, AND HIS EPIC POETRY ABOUT DRINKING. Selim declared war against Cyprus just t

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THE WARI WERE A PRE-COLUMBIAN CIVILIZATION. CRACKED COM WE'RE STILL DIGGING UP THE ARTIFACTS OF THEIR PARTIES. They built their own sacred super- brew

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ULYSSES S. GRANT HAD A UNIOUE FORM OF ALCOHOLISM. CRACKED CO SAID LINCOLN, IT MADE HIM A BETTER FIELD COMMANDER. Grant simply got himself so drunk t

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AFTER PERSEPOLIS, ALEXANDER CELEBRATED. CRACKED THE MACEDONIAN SOLDIERS WERE EMOTIONAL DRUNKS. After talking things over with a drunken whore, Alexa

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THREE DIFFERENT MISSIONS HAD DRUNK ASTRONAUTS. CRACKED COM NASA DISCLOSED THIS INFORMATION IN 2007. We have a pretty good idea which missions they wer

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THE COLOSSEUM WAS INAUGURATED IN A.D. 80. nnicocaDs enlmnnonrarn CRACKEDCON THEN CAME NINE MONTHS OF PARTYING, ROMAN-STYLE. More than 000 animals were

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YUGOSLAVIA AND THE USSR ALMOST WENT TO WAR. CRACKED COM SO NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV CAME TO BELGRADE, Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito planned to get the S

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55 DELEGATES SIGNED THE CONSTITUTION. GRACKEDCO THEN PHILADELPHIA THREW THEM A PARTY. The delegates put away 100 bottles of wine, 22 of port, 12 of be

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ANCIENT GREEK STATUES HAD GODS HEADS AND PHALLUS. BUT IN 415 BC, VANDALISM SPREAD THROUGH ATHENS. All of the Hermae (statues) had their dicks chiseled

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THE BLACK DEATH HIT CITIES LIKE FLORENCE AND VENICE. THE CITIES RESPONDED BY HOSTING WILD ORGIES. Even graveyards, like one in Avignon, became the sit

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THE VIENNA CONGRESS CONVENED IN 1814. CRAGKEDCON EUROPE'S RICHEST BOOZE HOUNDS WERE IN ONE PLACE. One British delegate kept riding under the influence

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WHEN GERMANY SURRENDERED, MOSCOW CHEERED. IN WAS THE LARGEST SPUR-OF- THE-MOMENT PARTY EVER. Thousands, many in their nightclothes, took to the street

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IN 1826, WEST POINT BANNED ALCOHOL. GR CRACKED COM CADETS SIMPLY SMUGGLED IN FOUR GALLONS OF WHISKEY. A teacher tried to knock down the door of one of

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ANDREW JACKSON ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY IN 1829. CRACKEDC COM HIS FIRST ACT: THROWING A WHITE HOUSE PARTYS More than 20,000 people showed up. The crowd

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DOCTORS TOLD CHARLES VI TO STAY ENTERTAINED. CRACKEDCON SO THE FRENCH KING HIRED A WILD MAN PARADE. The men's costumes were made out of grease-soake

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THE BOLSHEVIKS CAPTURED THE WINTER PALACE IN 1917. HHPIRPHHRH Mohathhintaitoaiete CRACKED THE SOLDIERS IMMEDIATELY STARTED DRINKING. And because commu

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