From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history's most pivotal events.
Are You a U.S. History Expert?
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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 »
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
Satanic panic caused Americans to worry about cult movements intent on sacrificing children. Learn more about how satanic panic worked. See more »
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 »
How did people discover liquor?
Think of any flavor and there's probably a liquor-based beverage out there incorporating it. Find out how the hard stuff got its start. See more »
5 Massacres Where Almost Nobody Died
A massacre doesn't have to mean that thousands of people were killed. HowStuffWorks presents five massacres where almost nobody died. See more »
10 of History's Happiest Accidents
Where would we be without the accidental discoveries of beer, penicillin or Popsicles? Here is HowStuffWorks' list of history's happiest accidents. See more »
10 Things That Went Missing Without a Trace
We'll unravel the mysterious stories behind 10 things that went missing without a trace at HowStuffWorks. See more »
10 Weirdest News Stories of 2013
The year 2013 was a veritable bonanza of strange news. Read 10 of the weirder stories from 2013 at HowStuffWorks. See more »
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