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Whether you call it the 5-Finger Discount, the Smash-n’-Grab or the good ol’ train robbery; whether it’s art or gold or rare books; whether it’s someone robbing an ancient gravesite or the liquor store on the corner, history is chock full of robberies. Why, there’s probably someone robbing you right now, as you read these words! No? OK well, still, there have been a lot of incidents of theft over the years, and some of them are pretty spectacular.
Did you know, for example, that the American Revolution was a reaction to the theft of several tons of fine iced tea from a French admiral? You did? You knew that? Then you need to find your elementary school history teacher… and rob him.
But seriously, folks, today we are going to discuss some of history’s greatest heists, and all but one of them is (probably) pure fact!