18 Historical Events That We Get Wrong

Whether through Hollywood conjurings, wrong teachings, or bad word-of-mouth, we've gained some pretty faulty knowledge when it comes to history. Thankfully, here at Cracked we pride ourselves on debunking all that bullshit and providing you with the hot, sexy facts.

To help us, we asked our readers to drop some knowledge bombs on us that would blow our minds. And now we share them with you. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

Entry by Scott Laffey

CRACKEDcO acked By North Korea hacked SONY right? Probably not. While the actual culprits have never been identified, many cyber security experts have

Entry by S Peter Davis

MAGELLAN WAS NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD. He died in the Philippines part of the way through the journey. History promptly forgot th

Entry by mkad

BRAVAEHEART BRAVEHEART The name Braveheart was not given to William Wallace, it Was given to the king Robert the Bruce, the one who betrayed Wallace

Entry by Eraser

GRACKEDCOM An apple Sir Isaac never fell on Newton's head, andthere is no evidence his theory about gravity was really inspired by a afalling apple. T

Entry by Giovenna

The Red Planet is a colorful planet! The Mars seems to appear in reddish color when viewed from earth, due to the presence of iron on its surface. B


CRACKEDcO COM FDR beat Herbert Hoover in a landslide because Hoover wouldn't do anything about the Great Depression? In fact FDR criticized Hoover for

Entry by sixtyeight

GRIGORI RASPUTIN... Always depicted as an evil man in fiction Anastasia (Evil sorcerer ave WO Th A TE 4 - Hellboy ANERLL 4TOOM.THEY A MUIGITY OL (Evil


Famed scientist, inventor and botanist George Washington Carver discovered over 300 uses for the peanut including a type of fuel, but contrary to popu

Entry by sixtyeight

Hey, Vlad! Sorry! We Wrong gotta talk! nuimber There was never any red phone linking Washington to Moscow There is a Moscow-Washington Hotline. Howev

Entry by S Peter Davis

Rubin Hurricane Carter was never technically exonerated of the crime he was jailed for in 1966 He was released from prison on a legal technicality i

Entry by ItalianDude

CRACKEDCO Napoleon's soldiers used the Sphinx for target practice, right? Actually, of all the possible culprits, Napoleon has an alibi set in stone.

Entry by Giovenna

The Caesar Salad was named after whom? The Roman Emperor Gauis Julius Caesar? X NOPE. It was named after Italian Caesar Cardini, who made the salad in

Entry by waterlilyslim

CRACKEDO Gulile Villified Publicly called the by rival Pope scientists a fool Sentenced to house arrest with no risk of torture. Galileo's trial wasn'


Without US involvement to stop HIttertwee dall be speaking. German nowa YF Actually, no. Us war dead in Europe was less than 220,000. More than 20 mil


It's one of the defining moments of George H.W. Bush's Presidency: according to The New York Times, Bush expressed amazement at supermarket barcode a

Entry by TaiGin

The Wild West is commonly pictured as a lawless place where everyone was a badass, shootouts were common and everyone had a six-shooter or a shotgun w

Entry by MJPatrick

CRACKED trains MUSSOLIN the time on Make run DID NOT Much of the repair work had been performed before Mussolini and the Fascists came to power in 19

Entry by frenchfood

On June 4th 1989 it was widely reported in the West that on the previous night hundreds of students had been mown down by Chinese government forces in