For the first time in US history, a system was established to fund presidential campaigns with tax dollars.
The CIA-trained SAVAK was arguably the most thuggish secret police in history, with almost limitless powers.
Michael was the single greatest donor to charities of any man on the planet in history.
Red Spectres Translated by Muireann Maguire Forgotten gothic tales from a tumultuous chapter of Russian history.
Given this history of hoaxes, The Sun would have been very cautious about accepting the Hussein photos in 2005.
Even when they did pick out novels, they were just as tough as the history books.
The history of Man is the record of a hungry creature in search of food.
If I have, I shall be well paid for writing the history of Bertie and his friends.
This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.
The history of the great majority is never compiled for reference.
late 14c., "relation of incidents" (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie "chronicle, history, story" (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, history, record, narrative," from historein "inquire," from histor "wise man, judge," from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- "to know," literally "to see" (see vision).
Related to Greek idein "to see," and to eidenai "to know." In Middle English, not differentiated from story; sense of "record of past events" probably first attested late 15c. As a branch of knowledge, from 1842. Sense of "systematic account (without reference to time) of a set of natural phenomena" (1560s) is now obsolete except in natural history.
One difference between history and imaginative literature ... is that history neither anticipates nor satisfies our curiosity, whereas literature does. [Guy Davenport, "Wheel Ruts," 1996]
Finished; done with; hist: It's been history, I'd say, four months (1980s+ Students)