History is the study of the past. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about these events. The term includes cosmic, geologic, and organic history, but is often generically implied to mean human history.
We all have some history. Some of it we have written down for posterity and some we have shared. Some of the history will never be known.
We can research our history and our ancestries but may never understand what made them tick. We know dates and locations and property of record but never know what they liked or felt or their own secrets.
We celebrate some important dates in history and others are forgotten. An interesting aspect of history is it never goes away. And we remember birthdays of those who have gone before. Elvis would be 78 now and Henry VIII would be 522.
She would have been 56 today. Happy Birthday.