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- n. writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)
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Stephen D. Lee, O.O. Howard, and Henry L. Abbott, whose average age had passed the three score and fifteen mark, and whose rank, age and historical record are remarkable.
In any case, the woman in the song was called Mary Heaney, so I started to search the historical record for people with that name.
It's his rendition of events that is deemed official, the historical record of some of the most celebrated trials of recent times—among them Mafia don John Gotti's 1990 trial, and also that of Tyco chairman Dennis Kozlowski in 2005, he of the $6,000 shower curtain and $15,000 umbrella stand.
It first turns up in the historical record in the mid-fourteenth century in France, and nobody knows where it was before that.