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If everyone believes that it happened, but it didn't, does the event have historicity?

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Answer: yes

The historical genuineness of an event is its historicity. Thus, anything pertaining to history, including accurate or inaccurate history, has historicity – e.g., that which is historically inaccurate has poor historicity.

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