From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history's most pivotal events.
Black Death, an epidemic of bubonic plague that appeared in Europe in the 1300's.
What was the Christmas Truce?
The Christmas Truce stands as a point of sanity in an otherwise chaotic environment in World War I. Find out what the Christmas Truce was and how it worked. See more »
How Prohibition Worked
Prohibition was a constitutional amendment banning the sale and production of alcoholic products. Learn about Prohibition and why Prohibition failed. See more »
Europe After World War I: November 1918-August 1931
World War I, also known as the Great War, left Germany and other countries humiliated and angry. Learn about events that led to World War II. See more »
World War II Timeline
World War II was a conflict built from festering resentments after World War I. Learn about World War II and the Holocaust with timelines and images. See more »
Aug. 31: Princess Diana Dies After a Car Crash
Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997 after a car crash in Paris. See more »
August 5: Nelson Mandela Arrested
Nelson Mandela was arrested on August 5, 1962. This arrest set in motion a chain of events that made Nelson Mandela a household name around the world. See more »
The Hindenburg Crashes
The Hindenburg crash was a disaster on the scale of the Titanic. Learn about the Hindenburg crash, from the history of dirigibles to what may have gone wrong. See more »
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