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

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 »

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 »

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 »

How did people discover liquor?

 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

 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

 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

 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 »