Historical Events

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

Scientists Are Planning Their Own March on Washington for Earth Day 2017

The Scientists' March on Washington is a reaction to perceived anti-science stances by Donald Trump. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Let's Be Clear: 2016 Was the Hottest Year in Recorded History

2016 was the warmest year on record. Learn more about the warming climate and the new NOAA report in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

'Comfort Women': The Past and Present of Japan's Forced WWII Prostitutes

Cristen and Caroline of Stuff Mom Never Told You explain the history of 'comfort women' during World War II. Head to HowStuffWorks Now to learn more. See more »

Ridiculous History: When Artists Fooled the Nazis With a Ghost Army

During World War II, a group of actors, artists and other creatives worked hard to foil the Axis. Read about the Ghost Army at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

World's Oldest Veggie Casserole Found in the Sahara Desert

Evidence of plants cooked in ceramics has shown up in the Sahara. Learn more about this discovery in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

New Discoveries Reveal a Surprisingly Important Ancient Greek City

New discoveries in Greece show unknown ruins. Learn more about discoveries at Vlochós in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How Pacifism Works

Pacifism doesn't always mean complete opposition to violence. Learn how peace and war factor into the philosophy of pacifism at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Ridiculous History: London Had a Train for the Dead

What was the London Necropolis Railway? Learn more about the Brookwood Cemetery and the funeral train station in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

10 Scare-inducing Moments in History

From serial killers to natural disasters, many events in our history have stoked fear among the masses. Here are 10 fear-stoking moments. See more »

10 Monumental Events That Were Overshadowed by Other Events

A lot of shocking news didn't get the media coverage it deserved. Learn about 10 monumental events that were overshadowed by others at HowStuffWorks. See more »