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HISTORY, evidence. The recital of facts written and given out for true.
     2. Facts stated in histories may be read in evidence, on the ground of their notoriety. Skin. R. 14; 1 Ventr. R. 149. But these facts must be of a public nature, and the general usages and customs of the country. Bull. P. 248; 7 Pet. R. 554; 1 Phil. & Am. Ev. 606; 30 Howell's St. Tr. 492. Histories are not admissible in relation to matters not of a public nature, such as the custom of a particular town, a descent, the boundaries of a county, and the like. 1 Salk. 281; S. C. Skin. 623; T. Jones, 164; 6 C. & P. 586, note. See 9 Ves. 347; 10 Ves. 354; 3 John. 385; 1 Binn. 399; and Notoriety.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Making History made a somewhat inauspicious start to his career, finishing only fourth of seven when a short-priced favourite at Nottingham in April and, while that race turned out better than it looked on paper at the time, he then took a backward step when beaten a long way at Windsor.
To celebrate its first forty years, the synagogue has compiled Changing Lives, Making History, a tome of stories and photos that tell the history of this congregation and the people who formed its membership.
"It is a dream and we are making history and we want to do even more because this is a team which wants to win a lot.
Shaikh Hassan will be making history as the first Bahraini rider to ever compete in a five star event, the pinnacle of the show jumping sport.
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"Cio's Daughters: British Women Making History 1790-1899" tells of how lady novelists, despite being snubbed by the exclusively male historical societies of the time.
Clio's daughters; British women making history, 1790-1899.