129 Hilarious History Memes That Should Be Shown In History Classes

Our avid readers will know how much we love memes here at Bored Panda, from science memes, viral 2020 memes, and very literal memes to more specific memes like jokes and memes for women to relate to and car memes to laugh at while you’re stuck in traffic. Because memes are the unofficial language of the internet and if you haven’t been off to the moon lately, you’ll surely know how to speak a word or two.

So this time, we have a special treat for your inner nerd or anyone who missed that once-in-a-lifetime chance to make their history teacher proud. Yep, we’re talking dates, events, and contexts that happened either far back or quite recently in the past.

Welcome to the history memes fueled by the r/HistoryMemes subreddit, where a whopping 2.7M members and self-confessed history experts crack jokes about the old days. Scroll down and upvote your favorites!

#1 I See What U Did There

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#2 Not The Tea

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#3 Selective Breeding

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#4 Life’s A Witch

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#5 But At Least They Have The Cool Building With All The Flags In It

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#6 I Dont Think You Want

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#7 Ah, Good Times

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#8 Black Panther Flashbacks

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#9 Scientifically Proven

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#10 A Joke Book From 1940

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#11 Ratatouille’s Revenge

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#12 Professionals Have Standards

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#13 It’s Not Even Close Really

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#14 So Much Spice!

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#15 Enslaving People Because Of Color Skin? Absolutely Barbaric!

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#16 Not Sure If This Has Been Done Before

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#17 History Repeats Itself

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#18 I’m So Lucky

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#19 God Is An Englishman

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#20 Just Make Up Your Mind!

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#21 They Here Cause You Dragged Them Here…..

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#22 What A Nice Little White Girl

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#23 A Toast To The Irish

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#24 Oh Boy, Here We Go

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#25 Guten Tag, Polen.

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#26 Literally Grave Robbers

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#27 “George, I’ve Just Noticed Something…”

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#28 What’s That?

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#29 It’s A Fact

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#30 We See Through Your Disguise, Himmler.

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#31 Sparta, This Is.

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#32 This Country Is Gonna Be Lit!

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#33 Threw This Together Real Quick But I Think It’s Pretty Solid

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#34 Caput Mundi Intensifies

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#35 Coincidence? I Think Not

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#36 Winner Of The 1446 Grammy Goes To..

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#37 Manifest Destiny Be Like

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#38 This Is In The Book I’m Reading.

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#39 Oh Well Its Not Like We Can Do Anything About That

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#40 Yeah, Someone Definitely Used A Ruler To Draw Some Of These Borders

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#41 Oh No

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#42 You’ll Be Back By Christmas, I Swear.

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#43 Happy Mlk Day!

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#44 A Rare Glimpse Of A History Meme In The Wild

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#45 Not Cool Andrew Jackson

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#46 At Least You Gotta Good Anthem Out Of It

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#47 History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes

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#48 How Many People Know What Happened In Tasmania For Example?

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#49 My Hero!

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#50 Something Something Charles II

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#51 Genghis Was A Chad

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#52 Money Print Time

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#53 Found This On R/Memes

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#54 Faked Their Deaths

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#55 Japan’s Capital Be Like:

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#56 Hey Guys Remember In China When Nothing Happened At All

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#57 Quick Fake China Is Asleep! Up-Vote Flag Of Real China.

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#58 *laughs In Nazi Gold*

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#59 ‘I’m Just A Legitimately Elected Consul 7 Years And Counting Guys!’

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#60 Both From A Metaphorical And Historical Pov

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#61 Even Then, We Lived In A Society

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#62 The Zimmermann Telegram Be Like

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#63 If You Don’t Believe Me Look At China Right Now

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#64 Respect The Facts!

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#65 Belgian History 101

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#66 Are We The Baddies?

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#67 No Laika No!

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#68 Nice Try, F.b.i.

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#69 “Imagine Dying To Gunshots Lol”

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#70 Yeah, This Is Big Brain Time

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#71 America_irl

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#72 One Of Our Fellow Scholars

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#73 Rebel Scum

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#74 *cane Noises Intensify*

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#75 Not Sure If This Is The Right Place To Post, But Whatever

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#76 Yes, Sorta Funny

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#77 Banning European Immigration In Order To Stop The Spread Of Deadly Viruses.

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#78 There’s History Outside War Category You Know

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#79 Don’t Ever Say That Again

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#80 100% Legitimate Quote

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#81 All Road Lead To Rome

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#82 Also Forgot To Mention Hera Was His Sister…still A Classic Though

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#83 Why?

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#84 Times Change

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#85 All The Cool Kids Are Doing It!

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#86 Thank You Mr.gorbachev!

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#87 Not A Story A Red Neck Would Tell You!

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#88 Well, They Did Something At Least

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#89 The Madlad

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#90 The Grand Tour Has A Lot Of Meme Potential

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#91 Don’t You Think?

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#92 So You’re Telling Me They’re Not All Cowards??

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#93 WWII And Rome Are Pretty Cool Though

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#94 Pretty Princess Palace

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#95 It Was A Serious Thing Tho

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#96 He Had A Pretty Sweet Mansion Tho

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#97 Haha France Surrender So Funny

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#98 Fly Me To The Moon

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#99 I Love Avatar

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#100 Either That Or Joker Sent A Dick Pic To Charlie

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#101 Heh Heh Boy

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#102 Them Soldiers Be Slacking Tho

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#103 Have We Forgotten?

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#104 The British Are Wild

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#105 Austrian Hungary Empire In A Nustshell

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#106 The Real Confederate Flag

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#107 UK Is Like Belgium

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#108 Not A Big Surprise

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#109 The Original Time Traveller Meme

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#110 Absolute Insanity

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#111 So True

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#112 Remember Kids, Don’t Start A Land War In Asia

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#113 Found In An R/Askreddit Thread, Thought It Would Fit Here

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#114 Be Careful Everyone

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#115 I Am Surprised No One Has Made This Before

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#116 Um… No, It’s Not Like That

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#117 Does Music History Count?

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#118 “Mr Watson, Come Here. I Want To See You”

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#119 Thematic

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#120 The 80’s Were A Crazy Time

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#121 22 April, 2001, A Legend Entered Our World

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#122 Hold Up

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#123 Tanks For Nothing

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#124 Luther Shortened His 95 Theses Down To 1

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#125 Poor Yuri

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#126 He Got Plagued

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#127 Maybe It’ll Work?

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#128 Whatcha Lookin’ At?

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#129 Hitler Was A Naughty Boy, He Wanted To Prank His Colleagues

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