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Why was Harry Truman chosen to be Vice President in 1944?

From what I've read, it was no secret among the Democrats meeting at the 1944 convention that Franklin Roosevelt was terminally ill. He had melanoma and high blood pressure (triple digit both upper ...
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When did formal social dance fall out of favor in the US?

The book Going to the Palais, James Nott, is about how important social dance (varying in style by generation) was right up to 1960 and how fast it collapsed. It's specifically about England, but ...
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How was coffee brewed in Philadelphia (or surrounding area) in 1904?

A copy of the 1902 Sears and Roebuck catalog #112 found at archive.org gives an idea of what type of items might have been commonly used for coffee consumption at the time. We can see from the first ...
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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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