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WHAT'S INSIDE: HISTORY
Travel space and time to explore our world’s regions and civilizations. The History section takes you across battlefields, into palaces and through the remote villages and growing cities that have created the world we see today.
  • Historical Events
  • Historical Figures
  • History vs. Myth
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Central & South America
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Polar History
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Cook, James (1728 - 1779), a British navigator. Captain Cook accurately charted vast regions of the South Pacific; provided a basis for England's claim to Australia and New Zealand; and developed a diet that prevented scurvy among seamen.

Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor: July 1941-December 1941

Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor was the major event that caused the United States to enter World War II. On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed the harbor, which damaged 300 planes, eight battleships, and killed over 2,000 people. Learn more about the attack.

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