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Find out more about the historic characters in our card games, the individual History Heroes and how each has made and changed history.

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Artists | Children | Explorers | Inventors | Kings & Queens | London | Scientists | Space | Sport | Women in HistoryWorld War One | World War Two

Category: Explorers,

Gertrude Bell, a History Heroes Explorer Hero, was born today, 14th July 1868

Gertrude Bell, one of History Heroes’ Explorer Heroes, was born today,14th July, in 1868.

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Category: World War One,

Billy McFadzean at the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916

On the 1st July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme History Heroes’ WWI Hero, Billy McFadzean sacrificed himself to save others before the battle had even begun.

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Category: Sport,

Babe Didrickson Zaharias: a History Heroes Sports Hero

One of our Sports Heroes, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, was born today: 26th June 1911 in Texas, USA

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Category: Sport,

Uruguay v England at the World Cup

Uruguay has the smallest population of any nation at the 2014 World Cup: just under 3.4 million – they certainly punch way above their footballing weight.

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Category: Sport,

The first football World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930…

The first football World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930…

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Category: Explorers,

Explorer Hero Captain James Cook saw the Transit of Venus on 3rd June 1769

Our Explorer hero, James Cook, saw the Transit of Venus on this day in 1769 in Tahiti. A great reason to travel there!

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Category: World War One,

Canada’s Titanic – the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, 29th May 1914

100 years ago The Empress of Ireland, sank in 15 minutes. 1,023 people were lost. We all know about the Titanic, but the Empress of Ireland?

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Category: World War One,

Gavrilo Princip – did he start World War 1?

One of our most equivocal ‘History Heroes’ so far is Gavrilo Princip, the 19 year old Bosnian Serb, who pulled the trigger on starting World War 1.

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