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Nov
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comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
Of possible relevance is the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, which freed slaves in the District and compensated their former owners. According to this document (PDF) (page 8), in April of 1862 it passed the House 92-38 and the Senate 29-14, and Lincoln signed it into law.
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
By "the content of the two is very different", you refer to the fact that there were two Congressional elections between September 1862 and January 1865?
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
Thanks for asking this. I was starting to compose a similar question but struggled to find the wording. I like yours better than what I had.
Nov
20
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Nov
20
comment When was it discovered that the stars are not all lying on the same plane?
Might this be a better fit for the recently created History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange?
Nov
19
comment How is the oldest bank in Mongolia only 24 years old?
Your third sentence makes it sounds like Mongolia was part of the Soviet Union, which it never was (though as the Mongolian People's Republic it was certainly strongly influenced by the Soviet Union).
Aug
20
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Jun
30
comment When did people first tried to limit weapons used in war?
@PatriciaShanahan: According to pages 32-33 of the cited book, the act was introduced in 1508 (during the reign of Henry VII) but the author suggests that it was motivated by the success of the longbow in earlier battles, including Agincourt. I am not sure what the number 46 signifies.
Jan
12
comment How did Henry Knox retrieve the cannons that fell into the river?
I'm pretty sure the limited technology of the time included hooks...
Mar
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Aug
17
comment What Was the Legacy of the Diggers?
Where can one look up Thereau John? Google apparently has nothing.
Aug
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Aug
11
comment Is there any speech dialogue on record on Palestine independence day given by the Great Britain Prime minister?
@Luke: Changing "Palestine" to "Israel" drastically changed the sense of the question. Victor: What do you mean by Palestinian Independence Day? 15 November 1988? 14 May 1948? Or something else?
Aug
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Aug
2
comment Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
This is great! Thanks so much for the references.
Jul
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Jul
28
asked Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
Jul
28
comment Would the original readers of Lewis Carroll's books have made connections between the experiences in the books and drug use?
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater‌​ (1821) seems to be a pretty direct reference, and Wikipedia's writeup suggests that the book was quite popular.