Chronicles vs annals vs logs vs records

many similar words. Subtly different meanings. All definitions via onelook.com

Log
noun:  a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
noun:  a written record of messages sent or received
verb:  enter into a log, as on ships and planes

Chronicle
noun:  a record or narrative description of past events
verb:  record in chronological order; make a historical record

Annals
noun:  a chronological account of events in successive years
noun:  reports of the work of a society or learned body etc

Record
noun: a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
noun:  anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

Diary
noun:  a personal journal (as a physical object)
noun:  a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

Journal
noun:  a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
noun:  a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

Calendar
Noun: a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc

Timetable
noun:  a schedule of times of arrivals and departures
noun:  a schedule listing events and the times at which they will take place

History:
noun:  a record or narrative description of past events

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