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Definition of History

History

  1. A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.
  2. A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.
  3. To narrate or record.

History Quotations

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Ayn Rand
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History Translations

history in Afrikaans is geskiedenis, verhaal
history in Danish is historie
history in Dutch is geschiedenis, historie, verhaal
history in Finnish is historia
history in German is Geschichte
history in Italian is storia, storia
history in Norwegian is historie
history in Spanish is historia
history in Swedish is historia

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