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I love Jesus, classical music, history, and Italian food, in that order. I also enjoy studying math.

I've been playing music for about five years now and I am proficient on the cornet and the recorder. I also play a little piano on the side.

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Jun
8
comment Why are only the Normandy landings referred to as D-Day?
It was the biggest operation of the war in the European front maybe...
May
28
comment Did World War II-era bombs actually whistle?
Yes, but to the same purpose.
May
25
comment How were middle ranking Nazis known to the allies before the end of the war?
For example, Ultra
May
10
comment When was King Alfred first called 'Alfred the Great'?
While this does partially answer the question, History.SE is not here to quote Wikipedia.
May
2
comment Did Heisenberg undermine the German atomic bomb by deliberately hiding his expertise from the Nazis?
Welcome to History.SE! To keep a high level of excellence here, could you point to some reliable sources that support this answer? Thanks!
Apr
25
comment What currently existing IT companies collaborated with Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
Welcome to History Stack Exchange! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Apr
21
comment In Civil War Reenactments why do people walk across the battlefield
@CSharper Accuracy in firearms and speed of reloading. The faster an infantryman can reload and fire, the less necessary ranks become. During the Civil War there was also a lot of "shoot and hope you hit". Many soldiers were under-trained and keeping them in ranks helped maintain order and cohesion.
Apr
21
comment In Civil War Reenactments why do people walk across the battlefield
If they ran, the ranks would get broken and the results would be disastrous.
Apr
12
comment Where were the western legions when the Roman empire fell?
You might want to check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_rome. Lots of good stuff there. It's a rather broad topic
Apr
12
comment Where were the western legions when the Roman empire fell?
Not a complete answer, but the empire had been decline for decades (arguably the last century) due to abuse, civil wars, and more. There was negligible military strength left at the time of the collapse.
Apr
8
comment Why did Ford pardon Nixon?
@choster Because there's obviously a conspiracy involved... :P
Mar
20
comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
My point exactly. These busts are created to be pieces of art, not scientific evidence.
Mar
20
comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
Visual appearance are not conclusive and are often misleading. Besides, how accurately are the ancient Greeks even being portrayed in these busts? For example, the top one, the Townley Discobolus, is a copy of an original, but the head is completely incorrectly positioned. No scientific analysis can be performed from such flawed sculptures.
Mar
5
comment Why did England consistently adopt red as their primary colour for insignia and uniform?
Is this answer purely speculation? If not, please show some sources to back up this claim. Thanks! :)
Feb
11
comment Why were there no Internment camps for German-American Citizens in USA during WW2?
Hello. This isn't a traditional discussion forum. We strongly prefer answers to include sources and objective material to keep the quality of the site high.
Feb
10
comment General Sherman's March to the Sea
Are these CSA dollars you're talking about?
Jan
28
comment African Clicking Language
This is a linguistics question, not a history question. "Questions on social sciences other than History are off-topic here, unless they also involve history in some fashion. While ethics, archaeology, etc. are all connected to history, each field has their own experts who are better equipped to answer such questions."
Jan
23
comment Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
Welcome to History Stack Exchange! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jan
22
comment Were NC, IL, and VA's latest concurrent constitutions' effective dates coincidental?
The history is the retained. Click the edit history to see it.
Jan
12
comment Why is there a big gash in the side of the Pyramid of Menkaure?
Description de l'Egypte is relatively reliable on its own grounds.