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if you want to view a page's history, go to the page (e.g., view history
" tab in the upper-right section of the screen.
10 minute video introduction to the view history feature.
a page history shows the order in which changes were made to any editable wikipedia page, the difference between any two versions, and a menu of special external tools. a page history is sometimes called revision history or edit history.
you can view a page's history by clicking the "view history" tab at the top of the associated page (pictured right).
the page history contains a list of the page's previous revisions, including the date and time—in utc by default—of each edit, the username or ip address of the user who made the change, and an optional page history for this help page shows that it was first created on september 20, 2004, and that it has been changed more than 500 times since then.