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Does history really repeat itself, or can we learn from the mistakes of those who came before us? History provides a chronological, statistical, and cultural record of the events, people, and movements that have made an impact on humankind and the world at large throughout the ages. Investigating the causes and results of past events is critically important in gaining a full understanding and perspective of present-day issues.
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Featured content, February 01, 2021

Radium Girls: The Women Who Fought for Their Lives in a Killer Workplace
Being poisoned by their employer led these women to fight back.
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Marie Curie, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911).
Attendees of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Funeral
Find out who was who at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral.
Companion / World History
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC, USA. The memorial was opened in August 2011.
Who Were the Assassins?
Outlandish tales about a sect known as the Assassins were a staple of European lore about the Middle East. But were they...
Demystified / World History
Remains of the ancient fortress of Masyaf, Syria. (Masyaf Castle, Assassins)
Before the E-Reader: 7 Ways Our Ancestors Took Their Reading on the Go
Books have been around for a long time. But not always.
List / World History
Close up of papyrus in a museum.
Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution, in modern history, the process of change from an agrarian and handicraft economy to one dominated...
Encyclopedia / World History
Industrial Revolution
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar, celebrated qo general and statesman, the conqueror of Gaul (58–50 bce), victor in the civil war of 49–45 bce,...
Biography
Julius Caesar
World War II
World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents...
Encyclopedia / World History
World War II: Germany invading Poland
American Revolution
American Revolution, (1775–83), insurrection by which 13 of Great Britain’s North American colonies won political independence...
Encyclopedia / World History
The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

World History Quizzes

Union Jack, British flag, Flag of Great Britain, British Culture, British Empire, England, English Culture, English Flag
British Culture and Politics
In what year was King John forced to sign the first Magna Carta? Mercantile theory holds that colonies best serve their mother...
Betsy Ross showing George Ross and Robert Morris how she cut the stars for the American flag; George Washington sits in a chair on the left, 1777; by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (published c. 1932).
USA Facts
How many stars are there in the American flag? From airlines to the Pony Express, count your stripes in this test of all...
German political theorist Karl Marx; communism
A Study of History: Who, What, Where, and When?
When was the world’s first detective bureau founded? Where was the 1939 World’s Fair held? From Karl Marx to penicillin,...
7:045 Gold: Gold Is Where You Find It, pirate with treasure chest full of gold on beach, ship sails away
Criminality and Famous Outlaws
How many prisoners escaped from Alcatraz? With what country is the outlaw Ned Kelly associated? From bandana-wearing pirates...
Three flint axes from the stone age. (prehistoric, tools, early humans, culture, archaeology, implements)
Ancient Civilizations
From ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians to the metal associated with the end of the Stone Age, test your knowledge of deities,...
Tutankhamen. Modern copy of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus aka funeral mask of king Tutankham. King Tut, Pharaoh, Egypt, mummy, Mummified, gold mask, Egyptian
Ancient Egypt: Fact or Fiction?
Aside from pyramids, a famous boy king, and hieroglyphics, how much about ancient Egypt do you really know? Travel deeper...
Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) on a stamp, Cyprus 1970. Leader of the Indian nationalist movement against British rule, considered father of his country.
Mohandas Gandhi: Fact or Fiction?
He inspired Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent protest for civil rights, but how much about Mohandas Gandhi do you really...
Terracotta Army aka Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Terra-cotta sculptures in the tomb of the first Qin emperor Shihuangdi, near Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. Chi'n Shih Huang Ti
Exploring Korea and China: Fact or Fiction?
Does North Korea have a democratic government? Was China the first communist state? From slavery to the United Nations, learn...
Photograph shows the ruins of the Cloth Hall after the Battle of Ypres during World War I in Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium, September 29, 1918.
World War I: Fact or Fiction?
Did Canada fight on the side of Britain in World War I? Was Italy an ally of Germany in World War I? From the Flying Tigers...
Operation Barbarossa, German troops in Russia, 1941. Nazi German soldiers in action against the Red Army (Soviet Union) at an along the frontlines in the early days of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. World War II, WWII
World War II: Fact or Fiction?
Does the term "D-Day" refer to the invasion of Japan? Did Turkey fight on the side of Germany in World War II? Sort fact...
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Chile earthquake; Concepción Accidents & Disasters
Technology and its related processes have been the site of great innovation and advancement over the course of time, but sometimes such improvements came at a high price, after serious accidents, disasters, or tragedies belatedly prompted closer scrutiny of existing procedures. Advances in science have also improved the accuracy of human predictions on some of nature's most forceful manifestations, but earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and other natural phenomena still yield devastating consequences worldwide.
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Louis XVI: execution by guillotine Age of Revolutions
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The ancient Middle East. The Ancient World
The modern world has inherited many cultural elements from ancient civilizations, from communications systems to ways of improving technology. Their stories, battles, and views on life are still relevant today for a full understanding of our world and our cultural legacy.
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Livy Historians
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branches of the Medici family Historic Dynasties & Families
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subcategory placeholder Historic Nobility
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David Livingstone. Global Exploration
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Clement VII The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages comprise the period in European history that began with the collapse of Roman civilization in the 5th century CE and lasted until the dawn of the Renaissance in the 13th, 14th, or 15th century. This interval of time saw the development of the Gothic style of art and architecture, flying buttresses and all. It was also the era of the Crusades and of papal monarchy, and it was during this period that the idea of Europe as a distinct cultural unit emerged.
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Kemal Atatürk Military Leaders
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Kindertransport The Modern World
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Mississippian culture: Ocmulgee National Monument Prehistoric Age
The prehistoric age covers the millions of years that transpired before human beings began to create written records of their life and of the world in which they lived. Archaeology and similar fields of study allow us to fill in the gaps and piece together an image of what life was like for our ancestors, including what kinds of flora and fauna they might have encountered.
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Pearl Harbor attack United States History
As with most nations, the history of the United States contains a number of twists and turns throughout the centuries, from the time of English colonization of North America up to the modern-day America that we're familiar with. Learn more about the people, events, and movements that left an indelible mark in history and shaped the development of the United States as a nation.
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World War I Wars, Battles & Armed Conflicts
Wars, battles, and other domestic or international conflicts, whether armed or diplomatic, are often the outcome of a dispute over natural resources or a struggle for power, influence, and wealth. Major conflicts between nations, peoples, and political groups can end up shifting the cultural and political geography of the world and can also effect change, whether intentional or not, in societal values and the balance of power.
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