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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Create an historical peg system

How to remember history.

Historical dates can be hard to remember and easy to get wrong. Having a map of history can give you an overview that then helps you to remember further dates.

You can often work out the approximate dates by developing a sequence of events. For example, imagine you are trying to remember the date when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. You may not be able to recall the date, but you do know that it occurred during World War Two, which ran from 1939 to 1945, so it must be within that time frame. You also know that the Americans didn’t fight during the first couple of years (which eliminates 1939 and 1940) of the war, and because they did fight for about three years, this eliminates ...

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