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How was the size of the stars on the American flag decided?

The current design of the flag is given in Executive Order 10834 which was issued by President Eisenhower in August of 1959. It defines the size of the stars as 4/5 the width of the stripes. I would ...
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How many times have the results of the US presidential election been officially challenged?

See Wikipedia 1912 2000 2020 Given that the Presidential Election occurs in the electoral college, it is much more likely that states' election of electors would be challenged. That makes the ...
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Where is Sacagawea buried?

. . . discovered a record of the pilot-woman's death in 1884 (when ninety-five years old) on the Shoshone Reservation, Wyoming, and her wind-swept grave." Wikipedia:Sacagawea#burial_place ...
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What percentage of Andrew Carnegie's steel workers died on the job annually?

The quote from The Economist is at the wrong end of a game of Telephone. If you follow it back through Krass (2002, p. 218, n. 26) to Kleinberg (1989, p. 31), it turns out that 20%-30% of male deaths ...
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Where is the other surviving chest from the Boston Tea Party?

There may have been a second tea chest* (of the oft-cited "342 chests of tea destroyed") purloined by one of the Sons of Liberty during their politically-motivated 'direct action' (aka The ...
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What American military strategist is Yves de Gaulle referring to?

Listening carefully, he's talking about Alfred Thayer Mahan (and not "Maran", but the recording isn't that good, had to listen to it several times to make sure it was the right person): ...
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What was the process used to decide on the name of the US capital, Washington DC?

If there is any record of the discussions which led to the decision, then it seems an archive search will be needed, but sources online provide the following. In "Records of the Office of Public ...
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Has the US Congress ever met outdoors?

Q: Has the US Congress ever met outdoors? Meeting Locations of Congress and Predecessor Legislatures has no mention of any meeting "outdoors" for either the US Congress or its predecessors. ...
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