He has a long history of working for the city and his community.
On the other hand, he has a long history of being right when everyone else was wrong.
In fact, the books seem to have a long history of taking second place.
Most of them looked as if they had a long and not very happy history.
The site had a long history of need for a light.
China is a society which has had a very long history.
He comes from a family with a long history of public service.
But the company has a long history of saying one thing while doing another.
The teaching of English as a second language has a long history.
But the city itself does not have a long history and has been built in 20th century.