The History skill encompasses knowledge related to the history of a region and beyond, including the chronological record of significant events and an explanation of their causes. This knowledge includes information pertaining to royalty and other leaders, wars, legends, important personalities, laws, customs, traditions, and memorable events.
    Training in this skill represents academic study, either formalized or as a hobby. Those that have training in the skill are likely to know esoteric historical information.
    Make a History check to remember a relevant piece of historical lore or to recognize a historical clue (see “Knowledge Checks”).

        Inspire a receptive militia with tales of its heroic ancestors (moderate DC)
        Locate the secret tomb of a bandit prince by interpreting the chronicles of his final days (hard DC)
        Recite a canto from one of the epic poems of old (hard DC)
        Win a game such as chess using historic strategies (hard DC)

Published in Player's Handbook, page(s) 185, Rules Compendium, page(s) 146.