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Known reliable collections of sources showing historical events being confirmed by scientific data? [closed]

Are (Is) there some reliable sources, in a form of collections, that prove/verified that major historical events actually happened and what effects they had on their surroundings? After reading the ...
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Can you end world hunger with farming and dispatch systems from Venus and Jupiter? [closed]

Introduction 
Hunger has been a problem that has plagued man since the beginning of life. World hunger still presents to be an issue of concern for a growing population which demands more and more ...
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Has the US National Guard ever been deployed nationwide, as was done with the Covid-19 pandemic, before?

I've tried looking in various places online and have been unable to find when in US history we have had nationwide deployments of the National Guards? Where can I find this out? Or do you know?
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Why did the SS use symbols of electrical hazard? [closed]

I mean, the skull with bones and lightning in a triangle.
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What did Joe Slovo mean by 'collusion' in The War Against Aparthied?

Nadine Gordimer, in the foreword of the book, Ruth First & Joe Slovo in The War Against Aparthied by the oral historian, Alan Weider, quotes Joe Slovo when he visited Palestine in the early 1940s:...
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What was the origin of Christian vs Muslim conflict? [closed]

When I read the history of Muslim-Christian conflict, I found that the first conflict was the Muslim conquest of Hispania in 711. Crusades continued from 1095 to 1272. the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) ...
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How effective was Civil War-era artillery in the rain?

How did rain effect cannon of the mid-19th century? Specifically the commonly fielded types like the 12-pounder Napoleon. Could they operate effectively and reliably in heavy rainfall? I’ve been able ...
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Why didn't the Wehrmacht pull back to a short frontline in 1945? [closed]

At the time the Russians were at the gates of Berlin, the Germans still had forces in Italy, Yugoslavia, even Denmark(and Norway?). Even then, the Germans were holding the lines and conducting ...
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Is there a historical example of two neutral armies meeting in the field? [closed]

Usually, when two armies of different nations are in close proximity to each other, it is for good reason. For example, They are at war with each other; There are tensions between their nations and ...
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When did the first electronic money transfer / digital transaction happen using computers?

I tried to find out when the first digital transaction using computers happened, but could not find a specific date. By digital transaction I mean a money transfer between two banks (I assume it was ...
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What causes the stark vertical divide in population maps of the United States? [closed]

Every time I look at a map of the United States coloured by something proportional to population density, I see a stark vertical line going from northeast North Dakota, through SD, NE, KS, OK, and ...
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What is this illustration portraying?

While doing my presentation I have come across this illustration titles "Downfall of the Soviet Union". I am, however, unable to determine, who are the people on this illustration and what is it ...
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How did Muhammed of Ghouri die?

Indians believe that Prithviraj Chauhan killed The Muhammed of Ghouri, but according to history Muhammed of Ghouri died after the death of Prithviraj Chauhan. Prithviraj's tomb is disrespected in ...
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How far did the Roman Empire ever try to extend its reach (but fail)? [closed]

What was the farthest the Roman Empire ever ventured? I have seen maps of the farthest extent of the Roman Empire, but I cannot say I have ever seen a map of the farthest known extent to which the ...
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Where online is the text of newspaper articles from the 1800s transcribed?

I'm trying to research, and form a corpus from, writing in English for average laypeople before 1900, published in Canada, US or UK. As a proxy for ordinary writing, I've chosen newspapers. Many are ...
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How long would it take to sail from New Orleans to Belize in late Summer 1867?

I’m writing a story where the characters need to travel by sea from New Orleans to Belize. The event takes place in late Summer 1867. I need to figure out the following: What route they would take ...
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Did Ali say that only Muhammad's descendants can rule?

Islam stackexchange wasn't able to answer this question. It quotes Wikipedia:Ali. This is a politically charged question I think. Sunnis and Shias see Ali positively. So if there are Sunni records ...
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How have they traditionally handled safety on submarines in regards to “surface cruising”?

Ever since I was a kid, I've always had this fear/phobia that I would at some point end up on a submarine, and, while it's not under water, I would for whatever reason be standing on top of it, as is ...
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What were the most popular destinations for British and American tourists on the Continent in the period 1880-1900?

How common was English and American travel to the Continent of Europe between 1880-1900? By businessmen, families, debutantes, honeymooners, politicians etc.
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Were Christians prohibited to pass Golden Horde - Rus border immediately before Black Death?

Note: this question is similar to earlier Were there any travel restrictions during the Black Death pandemic?, but asks about travel restrictions existing before the epidemic. Wikipedia article on ...
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Are there contemporary records of why flappers used cosmetics to create thin, upturned eyebrows?

What were flappers trying to express when they applied cosmetics in this style? The cartoon character Betty Boop has a similar look, which could convey any number of things: hesitation, girlishness, ...
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When was fire breathing banned from Paris Métro?

I see on youtube that fire breathing was allowed or tolerated in Paris Métro in 1982. However, I have never seen any fire breather between 2000 and now. When was fire breathing banned from Paris ...
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How did Soviet soldiers resist tanks during the battle of Shumshu?

During the battle of Shumshu, it is claimed in the Wikipedia article that forces ratio was as follow: Japan side: 8 500 personnel (combatant and non combatant?) and 77 tanks Russian side: up to 9 000 ...
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Where can I learn about mortality rates for 19th century American sailors?

I would especially like to know the difference in survival rate for whalers versus merchant sailors in New England. It seems to me that Melville discussed this in Moby Dick (which of course need ...
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What were English 'rules restricting marriage'?

I am reading the book by Steven LeBlanc and Katherine Register, Constant battles, (2003). It is about history of warfare, but on p. 165 I found the mysterious sentence: For example, rules can be ...
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How did cities really look in ancient Egypt? [closed]

We often hear and read about the ancient civilizations. As far as I know, we only have ruins of ancient cities and our imagination. Are there any historical books that describe how the cites of ...
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Based on his service record, where was this soldier deployed in WW2?

I am trying to work out where my grandmother's cousin, Henry Adler, saw action during WW2. Henry was born June 14th 1917 in Glasgow. I have his Soldier's Service and Pay Book as well as his Soldier's ...
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How was Christian intermarriage with the Muslim Turks viewed by the Byzantines?

While learning about the Battle of Manzikert (1071) I was surprised to hear that the emperor Romanos IV agreed in the aftermath to a political marriage by giving his daughter to be married to Sultan ...
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Is Carolyn Seymour (the actress) related to Alexander von Benckendorff (the Russian statesman)?

Browsing Wikipedia (I know) the other day, I came across the page for the British actress Carolyn Seymour. The page in question states that she was born Carolyn von Benckendorf (note that this is only ...
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Are there representation of wheat in the Gobekli Tepe temple?

While reading "Homo Sapiens" by Harari, I have been fascinated by the link made between wheat emergence and this prehistoric stone temple. A colleague told me about pseudo history in this book, so I ...
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Was the de Havilland Mosquito ever deployed on an aircraft carrier?

The de Havilland Mosquito was a highly versatile aircraft of World War II, designed as a light bomber, but also used as a fighter, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft among other things. The ...
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What was the effective sight radius of World War II naval reconnaissance aircraft?

At the battle of Midway, the Japanese launched eight reconnaissance aircraft, which failed to find the American fleet in time to take effective action. I'm not sure what altitude they were operating ...
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Why did the British press become increasing sceptical to the Jewish National Home policy in the 1920s? [closed]

Lloyd George's government of the 1920s firmly endorsed the policy of a 'Jewish National Home' first put in writing by Balfour in 1917 to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland; and this ...
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Why are many African-Americans in Mississippi concentrated in the northwestern area?

I was looking at a 2016 election map of Mississippi. I saw a that most of it was red, but the western part looked very blue. I looked up one of those counties, and not surprisingly for an American ...
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Where was the Buddha born, where did he attain enlightenment,where was his first sermon and where did he die? [closed]

The historical Siddhattha Gotama, known to the Buddhist faithful as The Buddha, was born as a prince, was claimed to have attained enlightenment, preached for 35 years, and died in India or Sri Lanka. ...
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When did Warren Harding say “I am not fit to be president.” Why?

I have looked for the context of this quote, but have only found it in articles where it is used to support the author's point that Harding was just generally a terrible president. When did Harding ...
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How were slave girls usually dressed in Arabia in early Islamic societies?

After slave girls were purchased by their owners and brought to the owners' Islamic hometowns, was it acceptable for these girls to be topless in public? Abdullah Sameer quotes Sheikh Hamza Yusuf's ...
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How did Tamerlane become a military leader if he was crippled in childhood? [closed]

According to his wiki page, Tamerlane was crippled in his childhood and then went on to become a military leader, taking part in many conquests and sieges. How did a cripple become a military leader? ...
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What were the political beliefs of Sir Robert Hotung regarding socialism and communism?

Sir Robert Hotung Bosman, KBE JP (1862 – 1956) was a Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist in British Hong Kong known as "the grand old man of Hong Kong". He has a colorful history, being the ...
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Examples of people who increased academic knowledge while having little academic training [closed]

What are examples of men with little formal training who were able to achieve disproportionately better results in comparison to the established academia of the time? People like Tesla, or Freeman ...
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When did the allied “Desert Air Force” in North Africa smash Axis armour?

In the answers to this question, it is mentioned that allied air power "smashed" Axis armour in North Africa. Is there a major battle at which it occurred? Or did it happen during a longer ...
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Were there any travel restrictions during the Black Death pandemic?

From the Wikipedia article Black Death: The Black Death, also known as the Pestilence, Great Bubonic Plague, the Great Plague or the Plague, or less commonly the Great Mortality or the Black Plague,...
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What's the story behind the original Florida flag emblem?

I'm doing some research for school and a part of this is learning about the seal of the flag, my question is as following: What's the story behind the original Florida flag emblem and the story behind ...
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What was the extent of military conscription by the German Army during World War 2? [closed]

I have three questions about this that I hope people can help me out with: How many soldiers were conscripted in total (in all countries)? What was punishment like if you refused? How many conscripts ...
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What is the source for John Adams Sr. writing about Hamilton taking blame for Washington?

I know I read a while ago one of John Adams' writings about how people were generally discontented with Washington during the latter years of his administration, but expressed anger towards Hamilton ...
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How was the US sure that its bombing campaign will not find an equal retaliation? [closed]

How could they be so sure that the Japanese or their allies didn't have similar "weapons of mass destruction" in store, waiting to go off as retaliation whenever/if the enemy (USA and their allies) ...
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Why did animation become so huge in Japan compared to other countries?

I'd like a general explanation of the historical/cultural reasons that have made anime in Japan so big. There's clearly disproportion between the Japanese population (I doubt that at any moment since ...
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Did the Roman testudo protect the sides of the formation?

I have seen several images like these, where the soldiers in testudo formation hold shields above their heads and to their sides as well. The soldiers standing in the extreme left or right column of ...
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Did the Nazi Army have a telephone conversation pattern?

The film "Valkyrie" (2008) depicts that while Stauffenberg was on his way to Berlin, Friedrich Fromm called Keitel to ask him about the rumors circulating in Berlin about Hitler's death. Fromm to ...
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Did Stukas support Schmalz Panzer corps and what about air interdiction?

During the campaign of Sicily, mid-summer 1943, British forces of the 8th army fought along the East coast of Sicily against Axis forces. Mid-July, the 5th British division encountered an opposing ...

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