What does BC mean in history?

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What does BC mean in history?

Historical Notation:

You might notice that a date will sometimes be followed by the abbreviation AD such as the year 2018 AD. AD stands for Anno Domini" which is the Latin phrase for "Year of our Lord".

Answer and Explanation:

BC in history is short for the phrase "Before Christ" which is the point at which the use of the term AD" begins in many historical...

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