Green’s Dictionary of Slang

history n.

In phrases

be history

(orig. US) to be out-of-date, no longer relevant, dead.

[UK]L. Thomas Woodfill of the Regulars 201: The Alaska of the gold rush [...] when we went up there nearly eight years before was now gettin’ to be history.
[Aus]R. Tate Doughman 54: ‘It’s History!’ returned the other sharply, correctively.
[US]‘F. Bonnamy’ A Rope of Sand (1947) 47: It’s ancient history now and it never was no secret.
[US]‘Hal Ellson’ ‘Tell Them Nothing’ in Tell Them Nothing (1956) 15: Tonight is all I want it for, man. Tomorrow will be history.
[UK]P. Fordham Inside the Und. 67: For God’s sake don’t mention Australians [...] or I’m history.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 32: If any of those little bastards get their teeth into you, you’re history in seconds flat.
F. Deford in Sports Illus. June [Internet] ‘Somebody would get in one good shot [...] and after that there'd be a lot of mauling and rassling, and then it was history’.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 201: This happens, I’m out of it. I’m history. I’m a fucking dinosaur.
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 79: Vinnie’s dead Ricky. Vinnie’s brown bread, croaked, Vinnie’s history.
[Aus]P. Temple Black Tide (2012) [ebook] Brendan goes in [i.e. to prison], close that gate, he’s history.
[US]S. King Dreamcatcher 36: Back at one – until then I’m history.
J. O’Neill Echelon 75: Let’s not talk about him anymore. He’s history.
[Aus]P. Temple Broken Shore (2007) [ebook] The Colley slut, she’s history, the bitch.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] ‘Carter is history [...] He just don’t know it yet’.
I’m history

goodbye; thus make history! go away!

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 4: I’m history – Good-bye.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 7: ‘Make . . . history,’ she heard Gloria creak.
Mark Chesnutt ‘I’m Gone’ [lyrics] on I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing [album] One look in her eyes / And I’m gone for a ride / I’m gone, I’m history.