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make history

Do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of history, as in That first space flight made history. [ Mid-1800s ]
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  • Do we not 'make history rapidly in these days,' since England and France have entered on their modern career?

  • They do not budge the truth a hair's breadth and they do not make history.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • He had tracked down a pocket to make history with, to count time from.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Nevertheless the debates contained an incident that helped to make history.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • At any rate, the statue helps us to make history real to the imagination.

    Under Csars' Shadow Henry Francis Colby

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