History is the study of the past. Events occurring before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory. "History" is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Historians place the past in context using historical sources such as written documents, oral accounts, ecological markers, and material objects including art and artifacts.[2]

Herodotus (c. 484 BC — c. 425 BC), often considered the "father of history"
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.[1]

—George Santayana


History CategoriesEdit

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See AlsoEdit


  1. George Santayana, "The Life of Reason", Volume One, p. 82, BiblioLife, ISBN 978-0-559-47806-2
  2. Wikipedia: History