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Welcome to the Historical Academy! The easiest way to learn History!

Find hundreds of exciting facts from the history of the world, and explore why each event happened in the past, and how it had influenced the modern world!

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French and Indian War
Did you know that old muskets only allowed two to three shots per minute?
  • 1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
  • 1848 – Mexican–American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, the war was over.
  • 1862 – The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
  • 1915 – World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.
  • 1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.

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