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Feb
25
comment Muslim population in Islamic Iberia
But I think the OP also wants to know, of the 4 million in 737 or the 9 million in 1346, do we know how many or what percentage were Muslims as opposed to Christians (or Jews or other)?
Feb
22
answered Nymphodorus of Syracuse
Feb
22
answered When did Harvard give its last entrance exam?
Feb
20
comment What is “quarter column”
@LouisRhys I'm sure that is how the term originated, halving the half. At such distances it was probably easier and more consistent to count paces than to eyeball one half of one half of the width of the column, but that is just speculation on my part.
Feb
20
answered What is “quarter column”
Feb
19
comment How did the “Forty Niners” get to California in 1849?
What exactly are you looking for in an answer? There are only three possible answers: 1) over land, via the California Trail or another western trail; 2) by water, by sailing ship around the Cape or across the Pacific for Asians and Latin Americans; or 3) by a combination of the two, sailing to Mexico or Panama, crossing the continent by land, then sailing to San Francisco from the Pacific side. If you mean "how" as in "how was it humanly possible," there were assuredly worse human experiences in 1849 than a 6-month journey to California. I think they could manage.
Feb
15
answered Did Bismarck have any influence on Hitler?
Feb
15
comment What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
@FelixGoldberg Yes, the last three block quotes are excerpted from the Google Books preview.
Feb
15
revised What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
added 13 characters in body
Feb
15
answered What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
Feb
13
comment Were Soviet warships allowed to use the Panama canal?
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1229333.stm says "The canal was shut to the Soviet Union during the Cold War." Even if there was no official policy, the Panama Canal Zone (encompassing the entire canal) was an overseas U.S. territory until 1999, and the U.S. could have simply declined requests for Soviet naval ships to enter its territorial waters. As for the quotation, it reflects the political status of the canal in 2008, not during the Cold War.
Feb
13
answered Were Soviet warships allowed to use the Panama canal?
Feb
13
reviewed Reject How many troops died on D-day?
Feb
12
comment After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
True, but the question was about whether Washington continued to wear a military uniform after independence, not specifically about whether he wore it during his presidency.
Feb
12
answered After the independence, did George Washington continue to wear a military uniform?
Feb
8
comment Ancient Civilization in non-Egyption Africa?
@user1825 lmgtfy.com/…; . 2,050,000 results. At least a few of those should be useful.
Feb
8
revised Song school vs. Han school of Confucian thought in the Qing dynasty
edited tags
Feb
7
reviewed Reject German Government branches during World War 2
Feb
6
reviewed Reject How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
Feb
6
answered Are there ancient Greek historians who wrote about Mycenae?