Wikipedia's contents: History and events

A depiction of the ancient Library of Alexandria.
History is the interpretation of past events, societies and civilizations. The term history comes from the Greek historia (ἱστορία), "an account of one's inquiries," and shares that etymology with the English word story as narrative. The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica stated that "history in the wider sense is all that has happened, not merely all the phenomena of human life, but those of the natural world as well. It is everything that undergoes change; and as modern science has shown that there is nothing absolutely static, therefore, the whole universe, and every part of it, has its history."

History by region  Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece Ancient Rome History of China History of the Middle East History of Mesoamerica History of India

History by continent  Africa The Americas Antarctica Asia Australia Eurasia Europe North America Oceania South America

List of time periods Prehistory Protohistory Ancient history Modern history Future history

The Ages of history  Stone Age Copper Age Bronze Age Iron Age Middle Ages Age of Discovery Renaissance Age of Enlightenment Industrial Age Space Age Information Age

History by subject

Cultural history Money Sport
Art (Architecture Film Painting) Dance Music Theatre
History of philosophy Ancient Medieval Modern Contemporary
History of logic
History of science Theories/Sociology Historiography Mathematics Pseudoscience Scientific method
History of the natural sciences Astronomy Biology Chemistry Ecology Geography Physics Geology
History of the social sciences Anthropology Economics Education Geography Linguistics Political science Psychology Sociology
History of science by era In early cultures In Classical Antiquity In the Middle Ages In the Renaissance Scientific Revolution
History of technology Agriculture & agricultural science Biotechnology Chemical engineering Communication Computing (Computer science, Software engineering) Electrical engineering Invention Materials science Measurement Medicine Military technology Transport
History (timelines) – records of past events and the way things were. It is also a field responsible for the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about the past.
    General: Archeological sites (By country, By continent and age) Civil wars Cyclones Extinct states Famous deaths by cause Guerrilla movements Historians (by subfield) Historical anniversaries Historical sites Inventors killed by their own inventions Missing treasure • Defunct buildings (Spain) Roman sites (Spain, UK) World records in chess
    Time periods: On this day (March 29) Months This Year (2023) By year By decade, century, or millennium

    Timelines of events

    By chronology: Big Bang Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Greece Rome Roman Empire French Revolution World War I World War II (Evacuations)  Space Race Cold War
    By event type: Battles Coups d'état and coup attempts Disasters (By death toll) Earthquakes Epidemics Famous speeches Fires Foreign policy doctrines Helicopter prison escapes Invasions Inventions Industrial disasters Judgments of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Kidnappings Massacres Military disasters Musical events Military operations Natural disasters Nobel Prizes Nuclear accidents Power outages Recessions Revolutions and rebellions Riots Roman Governorships of Britain Scientific discoveries Sieges Space Shuttle missions Strikes Tariffs Terrorism Ticker-tape parades in New York City Treaties United States Supreme Court cases UN peacekeeping missions Wars
    By field: Agriculture Archaeology Architecture Art Aviation Biology Chemistry Communication Computing Evolution Film Geography Human evolution Invention Literature Mathematics Medicine Meteorology Photography Physics Poetry Psychology Science Scientific discoveries Scientific experiments Scientific thought Scientific method Sociology Transport
    Main index: History

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    World War II:
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    By nationality:

    Historical states
    Ancient Egypt
    Egyptian mythology
    Bulgarian Empire
    Byzantine Empire
    East Germany
    Republic of Venice
    Sasanian Empire