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History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning 'inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation') is the study of the past. Events occurring before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory. Watch full episodes of your favorite HISTORY series, and dive into thousands of historical articles and videos. To know History is to know life.

Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay's Rebellion.

1846

The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament.

1904

Two-hundred coal miners are trapped in their Pennsylvania mine after an explosion.

1915

Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.

1918

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Austria and Germany reject U.S. peace proposals.

1919

The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies.

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1929

Members of the New York Stock Exchange ask for an additional 275 seats.

1930

New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall.

1943

The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army.

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1949

Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.

1951

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The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.

1955

Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.

1956

Khrushchev says that he believes that Eisenhower is sincere in his efforts to abolish war.

1959

American Airlines begins its first coast-to-coast flight service on a Boeing 707.

1972

Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president.

1972

Nixon airs the eight-point peace plan for Vietnam, asking for POW release in return for withdrawal.

1984

President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station.

late 14c., 'relation of incidents' (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie 'story; chronicle, history' (12c., Modern French histoire), from Latin historia 'narrative of past events, account, tale, story,' from Greek historia 'a learning or knowing by inquiry; an account of one's inquiries; knowledge, account, historical account, record, narrative,' from historein 'be witness or expert; give testimony, recount; find out, search, inquire,' and histōr 'knowing, expert; witness,' both ultimately from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- 'to see,' hence 'to know.'

It is thus related to Greek idein 'to see,' and to eidenai 'to know.' Beekes writes of histōr that 'The word itself, but especially the derivations .. that arose in Ionic, have spread over the Hellenic and Hellenistic world together with Ionic science and philosophy.'

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In Middle English, not differentiated from story (n.1); sense of 'narrative record of past events' probably first attested late 15c. Meaning 'the recorded events of the past' is from late 15c. As a branch of knowledge, from late 15c. Meaning 'a historical play or drama' is from 1590s. Sense of 'systematic account (without reference to time) of a set of natural phenomena' (1560s) is now obsolete except in natural history (as late as the 1880s published county histories in the U.S. routinely included natural history chapters, with lists of birds and fishes and illustrations of local slugs and freshwater clams). Meaning 'an eventful career, a past worthy of note' (a woman with a history) is from 1852. To make history 'be notably engaged in public events' is from 1862.

History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us. [Johan Huizinga, 'The Task of the Cultural Historian']
History is more or less bunk [Henry Ford, Chicago Tribune, May 25, 1916]
One difference between history and imaginative literature .. is that history neither anticipates nor satisfies our curiosity, whereas literature does. [Guy Davenport, 'Wheel Ruts,' 1996]

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