What is historic?

  • (adj): Important in history.
    Example: "The historic first voyage to outer space"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on historic:

Niagara-on-the-Lake - History - Historic Sites
... Depression of the 1930s, an early example of historic preservation ... Fort George National Historic Site is a focal point in a collection of War of 1812 sites which, collectively, are managed by Parks Canada under the name ... That administrative name includes several national historic sites Fort Mississauga, Mississauga Point Lighthouse (1804, the first on the Great Lakes), Navy Hall, Butler's Barracks, and Queenston Heights ...
Historic Scotland
... Historic Scotland (Scottish Gaelic Alba Aosmhor) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government, responsible for historic monuments in Scotland ...
Westmorland - Early History
... The historic county boundaries are with Cumberland to the north, County Durham and Yorkshire to the east, and Lancashire to the south and west ... Appleby, the historic county town, formed a historic borough and was not reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835, although reform came in 1885 ...
Nablus - Economy - Historic
... The Ottoman government ensured adequate safety and funding for the annual pilgrimage caravan (qafilat al-hajj) from Damascus to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina ... This policy benefited Nablus economically ...
Fisk University - Campus
... Fisk University Historic District U.S ... National Register of Historic Places U.S ... Historic district Location Roughly bounded by 16th and 18th Aves ...

More definitions of "historic":

  • (adj): Belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past.
    Example: "Historic victories"
    Synonyms: historical

Famous quotes containing the word historic:

    If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side, and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces—in nature, in society, in man himself.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

    The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)