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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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert Kennedy

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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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