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6 Historical Facts That Aren’t Actually True – #5 is Pretty Good!

Most historical facts throughout the years are concrete and simply undeniable, like WWII ending September 2, 1945, or Martin Luther King being assassinated on 4 April, 1968. But, sometimes the history books get things a little mixed up, and people’s perception of apparently huge historical moments become incredible warped. We dug up a few and investigated, so here are 6 historical facts that aren’t actually true.

5. Salem Witches weren’t burned, they were hanged

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are an iconic moment in American history, but there’s a common misconception thatany person found guilty was burned at the stake. `Really, the majority of “witches” were hanged.Taking place between February 1692 and May 1693 in Salem, colonial Massachusetts, 20 people were killed – the majority of them female, and almost all of them by hanging.

It’s not really clear why this misconception of “witches” being burned alive has become so rife, but it’s probably due to pop culture getting mixed up with other moments in history. For example, burning of accused sorceresses was used by Christians during European witch hunts in the 16th century.

6 Historical Facts That Aren't Actually True
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James Moore
James Moore
A little bit obsessed with all things film and and tennis. You can catch me binging on films and writing furiously about them, or darting around the court like a mad man.


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