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revised Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
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revised Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
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comment Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
Note that my current forecast predicts I will next experience England's "average summer high temperature" on February 7th. :-)
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revised Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
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answered Linen doublets around 1380-1410, middle and eastern Europe
Feb
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revised After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
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comment After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
Not a complaint, just a point I thought needed to be made. I've already upvoted the answer. :-)
Feb
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comment After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
I'd like to note that the timing from the quote implies that he never wore that uniform (perhaps didn't even have it made) until after he retired from public office (March 4, 1797).
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revised Was there any theological opposition to the lightning rod?
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Feb
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comment Who swore fealty to his overlord and immediately knocked him down?
While it seems unlikely as an actual event, this would have been a very useful legend to the Normans within their holdings (what later became England being one of those). It gets across the idea that "we Normans", while nominally subjects, never really lowered ouselves to the King of France. Not even our vassals did.
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comment Was the death toll in the atomic bombing of Japanese territory greater than was expected by the US?
The last half of the last sentence is the important one here. The mathematics of death really sucks, but the USA was in a position where they had to engage in it. To chose differently would have been choosing more death over less. It would have been choosing deaths of US soldiers and the enemy over deaths of the enemy only.
Feb
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comment Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
So that "died of the rampage" was just a mistranslation? I find myself sorely disappointed...
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answered Was any pope imprisoned during his service to Catholic Church?
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