Historical or historic

Another confusing pair of words. It's very easy to mix them up because these adjectives are very similar to each other. 

When we say 'historic' we mean that something that we are speaking about is important in history. While 'historical' refers to something that simply describes the past.

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It was a historic moment when the Soviet soldiers defeated Nazi Germany = this moment has played an important role in the world history.

Her historical researches are outstanding = researches that are connected with history, they describe the past.

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Kennebec Historical Society gets $1,500 grant. centralmaine.com

Today's mortgage refinance rates see little change as market clings to historical lows. foxbusiness.com

Historic vaccine race meets harsh reality. politico.com

Ontario names 126-year-old Graber Olive House a historic district. dailybulletin.com

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'Historical' refers to something that simply describes the past.

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