historical historical  /hɪ ˈstɔ rɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to the study of history
  2. (adj) having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
  3. (adj) belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
  4. (adj) used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time



  • Simply by living, one registers historical data points, and draws conclusions.


  1. Historical marker tells of Union Army officer

    A historical marker that tells about a Union Army officer who led a mass prison escape will be dedicated Saturday in Morgantown, where he was murdered in 1895.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

  2. Historical Society to present "Ms. Gola Boone: Memories of Bryant" Thursday

    The Bryant Historical Society will present "Ms. Gola Boone: Memories of Bryant" Thursday at 6:30 at the Boswell Library. Boone is a lifetime resident of Bryant, and the Boone family has played a contributing part in the history and heritage of Bryant, said Patsy Kuhn, head of the historical society.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Benton Courier

  3. Historical society opens mini-museum in Ada

    Pontotoc County Historical and Genealogical Society boasts a treasure trove of material for researchers, including more than 700 digitized photos and federal census records for every state.  
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Ada Evening News


  1. "I move over and offer my best wishes to Barry and his family on this historical achievement," Aaron said. "My hope today, as it was on that April evening in 1974, is that the achievement of this record will inspire others to chase their own...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Hank Aaron Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "One thing Congress should not be doing is sorting out the historical record of the Ottoman Empire," Mr Bush said.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Times Online

  3. Earlier on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the sign was "of the deepest historical importance to the Jewish people and the whole world, and is a tombstone for more than a million Jews".
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Belfast Telegraph

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