Histolines is a Social Network of History organized as an interactive timeline that lets everyone explore over a million historical events.

Histolines is a vast collection of historical events organized in a social media feed.

How to navigate this timeline?

The easiest way to navigate history is by name and dive deep into their biography looking at all the live events, pictures, and quotes we collected.

People are adding hundreds of new events to this timeline of history creating the greatest database of historical events. See what the latest events added to our timelines.

Histolines events are tagged with dates. This allows us to look up events that happened at any date in history or time period. Giving us almost a power to time travel.

And sometimes you just want to look up what the world looked like On This Day in History.

In addition to names, we organize similar historical events into Collections. A collection is like a hashtag on social media, where we can group multiple posts by different people into a single historical collection of events. For example World War One can be viewed as a collection of events by different people and countries, so we collected them into one Collection.

Every event can be tagged with the location where it happened, we pre-tagged a large portion of them already. You can look up all historical events that have happened in a given location to make navigating history even easier.

Histolines timelines are build by our users.

How can you contribute to the histolines project:

Anyone can add Events, Photos, and Quotes to the timelines of historical characters in this database.

If you see something is missing or needs improvement you can always update the existing posts. In the bottom right corner of every event, quote or picture there's a ... icon. When you click on that you can add details to the event, update time or location that it happened, tag another person in that event.

The ... allows you to see more details about the event. Go to the comment section of each event and check out the reference links that may have been associated with it. There you can also add this event to a collection.

With all these events we have to start evaluating how important and accurate each event is. Each event on histolines keeps how important and accurate the readers think it is. When you click on ... you can see and add your vote to in its importance, signaled with a star. + or - icons allow readers to see and vote how true (+) or false (-) each event is. We will keep track of picture or event with the most votes here are the current standings of coolest picture in history. (Coming Soon)

Each event in a timeline can be geotagged allowing us to see timelines of events in cities and countries. What city would you like to explore?

About us

Histolines was started in 2013. By a group of datascientists who are also history enthusiasts. We wanted to apply current datascience techniques to a history database only to realize there is not well constructed database of history. So, we decided to build one.

Histolines is a frontend to our data collection effort. This page allows many users to add events, quotes, image links to our database. The page also allows us to examine, edit, update, and refine each post.

In addition to manual posts our team collects and builds historical datasets to add to our database. We have built dozens of web crawlers, NLP interpreters to datafy all the information about history that is dispersed all over the internet. Learn more bout us