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As we know, history tends to repeat itself. If you’ve ever been a student of the subject, then you know this applies to learning it, too. You have to rehash the same details over and over in order to memorize them. And yet, in all of your time spent poring over books and study materials, you may have left out a few details. It’s not your fault, though, as even the most iconic of historical events seemingly haven’t been told in their entirety. So, brush up on these 40 moments in time to learn how they differ from our memories – or studies – of them.

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40. George Patton went to a funeral for a toilet

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General George Patton led U.S. forces as they freed parts of France occupied by the Germans during World War II. During the first World War, though, he found himself caught up in a strange misunderstanding with French locals. They thought they had stumbled upon a grave left behind by American soldiers and brought Patton to the site. But the pit covered with sticks that caused them so much grief was actually an American latrine. So, the general effectively attended a funeral for a toilet.

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