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3h
comment Why is John F. Kennedy so popular today, if he may have been attracted to fascism?
I'm afraid I'll have to add another close vote. It'll take a much better source than the Daily Fail to convince me there's a legitimate question here.
1d
comment Did the date of 9/11 have significance, or was it chosen randomly?
Related (on Skeptics): Was the date for the 9/11 attack chosen to be the same as the emergency number in the U.S. (911)?
2d
comment When did prostitution become illegal in the United States and why?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_prostitution#United_States
Oct
15
comment When did the Greeks stop calling themselves “Roman”?
Ρωμιός (Rhomaios) is still used, albeit mostly casually.
Oct
9
comment Did the Trojan Horse actually exist?
A note about the earthquake theory: Poseidon was also the god of horses. If there was indeed an earthquake, a horse would be a very appropriate metaphor for it.
Oct
9
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
@Nerrolken For what it's worth, I don't think my comment is a sufficient answer (otherwise, I would have posted it as such).
Oct
9
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
According to Hermann Goering, the main reason was "the Wehrmacht was dependent upon horse-drawn transport to move supplies to their combat units, and had never been able to devise a gas mask horses could tolerate" - See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_warfare#Nazi_Germany
Oct
8
comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
I admit I probably would have voted to close the question if I've seen it before the answers, but I think the two answers it got are sufficient proof that it can be answered with "facts, references, or specific expertise". Voting to re-open.
Oct
8
comment How were fortification doors protected against fire?
Related wikipedia article: Early thermal weapons
Sep
30
comment Do Egyptian mummies contain DNA? If so, was it viable enough to analyzed it?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_DNA
Sep
16
comment Ice usage before the industrial revolution
Heh, I read the title as "Ice age before the industrial revolution" and was preparing myself for a very weird question...
Sep
16
comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
Huh? Why would anyone who isn't familiar with the movie would even attempt at answering the question @congusbongus?
Aug
30
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
Feel free to post your own answer @Anix, I'd be very interested in reading it, especially if you take the time to back those claims.
Aug
22
comment What was the internal Soviet reaction to the moon landing?
The Moon Landing through Soviet Eyes: A Q&A with Sergei Khrushchev, son of former premier Nikita Khrushchev
Aug
8
comment Who founded Rome?
From the site's help center: "If you are not comfortable with the idea of your contributions being collaboratively edited by other trusted users, this may not be the site for you." You consistently resist people trying to improve your questions. Perhaps it's time to consider moving somewhere else for your history questions.
Aug
7
comment Who founded Rome?
There's some DNA evidence that suggests the Etruscans and other Latins may have migrated to Italy from Asia Minor, which may offer a (very broad) historical background to Rome's foundation myth. That said, it's still a myth, and that's very clearly pointed out in the Wikipedia article you linked. I'm not 100% sure what the question is here.
Jul
29
comment What was the hippie movement? Why did it decline?
@Oldcat I'm intrigued: Was Julius Caesar a hippie?
Jul
21
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.
Jul
20
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 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