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Why was Hannah Ocuish believed to have been mentally disabled?

Trying to apply modern medical or psychological terminology to past people or events ranges from difficult to nearly impossible. The historical process only allows us to look at what was written, and ...
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Were there weapons that a private citizen could not legally own in 1789 in the US?

In a word: no. It was quite legal for private citizens to own, for their private use, any manner of weapons with which a vessel might be equipped to engage in maritime raiding and piracy privateering. ...
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What other ships were with USS Saratoga when it was hit by a torpedo on 1942 Jan 11?

And to clear up the TF-11 / TF-14 issue, CinCPac clearly defines them in a message of 4 Jan 1942. We know which carrier is associated with what task force simply by knowing the TF commanders' names: ...
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What other ships were with USS Saratoga when it was hit by a torpedo on 1942 Jan 11?

To me it seems unlikely that a submarine would be able to get a "free shot" at a carrier. Normally the big ships are screened by a protective force of cruisers and destroyers. Excellent ...
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