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

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Black Death

Black Death, an epidemic of bubonic plague that appeared in Europe in the 1300's.


What was the Christmas Truce?

 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

 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

 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 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

 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 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 »