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From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history's most pivotal events.

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How the Battle of Gettysburg Worked

The Battle of Gettysburg is probably the most famous battle ever fought on American soil -- it's considered the turning point of the Civil War. Did it really start because of shoes?


Test Your Knowledge: German History Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: German History Quiz

There's a lot more to Germany's history than the world wars. See how much you know in this German history quiz. See more »

The Mesopotamia Quiz

The Mesopotamia Quiz

The 'Cradle of Civilization' gave us the wheel, writing, irrigation and concepts of time. Quiz yourself on ancient Mesopotamia at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Date That Will Live in Infamy: Pearl Harbor Quiz

The Date That Will Live in Infamy: Pearl Harbor Quiz

The attack on Pearl Harbor led to the United States' entrance into World War II. Test your knowledge of Pearl Harbor with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: CIA Scandals Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: CIA Scandals Quiz

Scandals have struck the CIA throughout its history. Test your knowledge of CIA scandals in this quiz. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Found Treasures Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Found Treasures Quiz

Humans find treasures in all sorts of weird places. Test your found treasure knowledge in this quiz. See more »

The Enemy of My Enemy: The Cold War Proxy Wars Quiz

The Enemy of My Enemy: The Cold War Proxy Wars Quiz

During the Cold War, the U.S. and USSR waged proxy wars to avoid direct war. Test your knowledge of proxy wars by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The French Revolution Quiz

The French Revolution Quiz

The French Revolution is called a turning point in human history, spearheading democracy and freedom for individuals. Quiz yourself at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Spanish Civil War Quiz

The Spanish Civil War Quiz

Spanish people took up arms against one another and mercilessly slaughtered their neighbors. Quiz yourself on the Spanish Civil War at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Battles Within Borders: The Modern Civil Wars Quiz

Battles Within Borders: The Modern Civil Wars Quiz

There are many civil wars happening today. See how much you know about modern civil wars with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The U.S. Middle East Wars Quiz

The U.S. Middle East Wars Quiz

The U.S. has engaged in conflicts with Middle East countries for decades. Prove your knowledge of these wars with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »