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comment What did Kennedy know about Soviet missiles during the Cuban missile crisis?
Yes, I noticed the subscription, and I couldn't find any other reliable source (hence I posted a comment instead of an answer). This isn't as easy to answer as it may appear at first read.
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comment How is the year “753 BC” given in ancient legends about the founding of Rome?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_of_Rome#Date
Jul
20
comment What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
Without sources, this isn't really an answer. Also, the letters in the derivation table in Wikipedia are not in order, the table doesn't claim that Υ is the 6th Greek letter.
Jul
20
comment What evidence is there of Semitic or Aramaic origins of Brahmi script?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmi_script#Aramaic_hypothesis
Jul
20
comment What did Kennedy know about Soviet missiles during the Cuban missile crisis?
"In 1961, the Soviets had only four intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). By October 1962, they may have had a few dozen, although some intelligence estimates were as high as 75." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_missile_crisis#Balance_of_power
Jul
18
comment Live mummification
@PieterGeerkens My highest voted answer on the site is on a question inspired by a movie: Was there an assassination attempt against Xerxes in the battle of Thermopylae?
Jul
17
comment Historical reasons of peaceful co-existence between China and India?
The almost continuous wall of mountains that separates the two countries was probably a factor, especially in pre-industrial times...
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@MarkC.Wallace Don't worry about it. I was hoping someone would find the time to find some proper sources for my comment, good thing you did. I'm here for the answers, couldn't care less for the rep.
Jul
8
comment Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
I've added your comment to my answer @Wrzlprmft, that's an excellent Q&A pair, it deserves all the visibility it can get.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Hey, unique opportunity to upvote myself! Thanks for taking the time to convert my comment to a proper answer.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Appian recorded Mark Anthony's funeral oration in his Civil Wars books. No idea how accurate Shakespeare's version is (or even if it's based on Appian's).
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
e-mail, in a form that's very similar to what we know today, has been around since the early 60's: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email#Origin. It didn't really "develop in tandem with the internet", the internet just made it accessible to a whole lot more people.
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
"Also, if mom picks up the phone and hears the modem noise, you get yelled at, "GET OFF THE COMPUTER!"" Nostalgia +1
Jun
26
comment How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
26
comment How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a poem.
Jun
20
comment democracy and wars for resources
If the majority of country A's people want their country to invade country B (for its resources or whatever) or support country C's dictator, does that make country A less democratic? And if so, why? At the end of the day, country A's leaders are doing what their people want them to do.
Jun
19
comment Did ancient people use punctuation?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation#History
Jun
18
comment What government functions, if any, did the archchancellor of the HRE actually exercise?
I think you should post your edit as an answer (answering your own question is perfectly fine).
Jun
12
comment Are there any remaining existant texts that describe the styles and techniques of Medieval European swordsmanship?
Hm, I find the close votes here a bit puzzling, I don't see how the question is about "trivia or basic historical facts". @GWLlosa if this gets closed, you should post a question about re-opening it on our Meta site.
Jun
10
comment Europe as a political unit
I think you'll need to give us a bit more details on your definition of Europe. Would - for example - the EU fit your definition? Even though it includes areas that aren't geographically in Europe (e.g. Cyprus)?