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A history is a book, film, television programme etc about real events that happened in the past of a particular place, activity, or group of people: He has written a history of Rome. ♦ I am reading a history of photography.
A story is an account of real or imaginary events in the past or the future, and is usually intended to be entertaining instead of educational: She writes stories about fairies and witches. ♦ They told me the story of how they met.