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Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party, in United States history, the dumping of three cargoes of tea in Massachusetts Bay on December 16, 1773, shortly before the American Revolution.


The Korean War Quiz

The Korean War Quiz

Known as 'The Forgotten War' despite its many causalities, the Korean War has been overlooked. Test yourself with our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Worst Ways History Has Repeated Itself

10 Worst Ways History Has Repeated Itself

Learning a thing or two from history is not only smart, but it could save lives, too. Learn some repetitious history fact at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are You a U.S. History Expert?

Are You a U.S. History Expert?

Do you know all there is to know about U.S. history? Find out whether you're an expert at U.S. history by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Real Events That Sound Just Like Horror Movies

10 Real Events That Sound Just Like Horror Movies

Real-life events are sometimes just as scary as horror films. Learn about 10 true horrors at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Which year was it? An Incredible History Quiz

Which year was it? An Incredible History Quiz

Let's see which history dates have stuck in your brain with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

What Happened First? The Relative History Timeline Quiz

What Happened First? The Relative History Timeline Quiz

Think you can pass our relative history quiz? Test your knowledge to see if your knowledge of the world's timeline is on point. See more »

What's the oldest joke?

What's the oldest joke?

Even the Ancient Egyptians told jokes in hieroglyphs. Learn what the oldest joke is at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Satanic Panic Worked

How Satanic Panic Worked

Satanic panic caused Americans to worry about cult movements intent on sacrificing children. Learn more about how satanic panic worked. See more »

Cliffhangers and Cryptograms: The Unsolved Mystery Quiz

Cliffhangers and Cryptograms: The Unsolved Mystery Quiz

Think you can pass our unsolved mysteries quiz? Test your knowledge of the cryptic and unresolved. See more »

How did people discover beer?

How did people discover beer?

Beer is one of the world's oldest beverages. How did people discover beer? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »