historical events up to the present day, often contrasted with ancient history and medieval history
Bergdahl was not the first American soldier in modern history to walk away blindly.
The good news is that Egypt has just elected its first civilian president in its modern history.
The Rape of Nanjing was a gruesome affair in modern history, and its details should be brought to light.
Obama has vetoed less legislation than any president in modern history: just two bills, both in late 2010.
The most secure border in modern history was probably the Cold War border between East and West Germany.
Introductory Lectures on modern history, delivered in 1841 and 1842.
This persistence of thought-inertia is the leading idea of modern history.
It is laid amid the plots and counterplots of bloody Russia, the most melodramatic background of modern history.
I am only one of many whose fate it has been to live a page of modern history.
It is to the difficulties of their growth and mutual adjustment that we owe most of the conflicts of modern history.