History is the study of what happened in the past. At the moment generally everything that happened during the 20th Century and before is history while what happened from the start of the 21st Century to the present is Geography or Current affairs.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it [1]

The rise of far right now, for example, is very similar to the rise of the right in Europe before the World War II. Sometimes we can learn from the past but other times conditions have changed so much that history cannot repeat itself. Incomplete list of things in history:

  1. 2.5 million years ago, humans started to deviate from apes when we started making tools.
  2. 45,000 years ago, cavemen started drawing things on walls, getting closer to modern society.
  3. 12,000 to 14,000 years ago, humans decided to stop hunter gathering and start settling down in the Middle East, which is, sadly, a conflict zone, primarily because of differences of the factions of the Muslim faith.
  4. 10,000 years ago, people settled down and started farming and writing in the Fertile Crescent.
  5. 6,000 years ago, the wheel and numbers were invented in Sumeria.
  6. 2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire started to rise.
  7. 1,350 years ago, the Roman Empire fell.
  8. 520 years ago, Christopher Columbus discovered the islands and begun savage exploitations of Native Americans which he called Indians because he thought he had reached India with a more efficient route.
  9. 240 years ago, the United States Declaration of Indepence emerged.
  10. 230 years ago, a bloody form of left wing extremism emerged in France that involved guillotines, machines that killed the royals and conservatives. (the royals should not have been killed, but maybe literally thrown in jail.) This was triggered by the French kings' cruelty.
  11. We can keep going forward as time goes on up to 2019.

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