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history (n.)

late 14c., "relation of incidents" (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie "story; chronicle, history" (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; knowledge, account, historical account, record, narrative," from historein "be witness or expert; give testimony, recount; find out, search, inquire," and histōr "knowing, expert; witness," both ultimately from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- "to see," hence "to know."

It is thus related to Greek idein "to see," and to eidenai "to know." Beekes writes of histōr that "The word itself, but especially the derivations ... that arose in Ionic, have spread over the Hellenic and Hellenistic world together with Ionic science and philosophy."

In Middle English, not differentiated from story (n.1); sense of "narrative record of past events" probably first attested late 15c. Meaning "the recorded events of the past" is from late 15c. As a branch of knowledge, from late 15c. Meaning "a historical play or drama" is from 1590s. Sense of "systematic account (without reference to time) of a set of natural phenomena" (1560s) is now obsolete except in natural history (as late as the 1880s published county histories in the U.S. routinely included natural history chapters, with lists of birds and fishes and illustrations of local slugs and freshwater clams). Meaning "an eventful career, a past worthy of note" (a woman with a history) is from 1852. To make history "be notably engaged in public events" is from 1862.
https://www.etymonline.com/word/history

Seems to match what is in my late 1700s dictionary as well.
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    can they prove he was trying to rob the store? He walked in and left without doing anything
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    never asked for money or anything
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  • LainaGabranth @ LainaGabranth:
    hey why am i being locked out of a thread over a meme lol
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    if you wanna discuss moderator decisions then send me a PM
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  • KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName:
    If the store has a no gun policy and they don't leave I think it's an arrestable offensive police sadly never show the full story
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    if you ask them to leave that's true
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    if you don't ask them to leave it's legal apparently
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    that indiana guy who shot the mall shooter apparently was not committing any crimes - he had the gun concealed and so of course no one asked him to leave
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  • KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName:
    Most stores have an obvious sign before you go in
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    you don't have to respect the signs
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    not in indiana at least
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  • KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName:
    Same with stop signs
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    the attorney general said someone has to literally ask you to leave
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    and otherwise you can ignore them
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    an offense is only committed once they verbalize that you need to go after seeing your gun
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  • KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName:
    I get hiding away a pistol but a full on shotty
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    lol
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    they even made an Indiana gun bill of rights
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  • KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName:
    Indiana is also known for keeping it in the family
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, florida (where this took place) is 100x more known for keeping it in the family
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  • x65943 @ x65943:
    they say girls don't do reverse cowgirl there because they don't believe in turning your back on family
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  • KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName:
    Everything is known in florida
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    KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName: Everything is known in florida