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Is there a record of a rabid human attacking another human?

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What was the criminal charge of "pretending sodomy" in 1719 England?

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What was a turf rick in Ireland, circa 1833?

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What was the "high Commissioner of the Police in Scotland" in 1777?

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Can anyone find "War Department General Order No. 207, 3 July 1863" in which "prisoner conduct after capture" was mentioned?

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What is "chaud melee"?

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Why was wearing an orange lily so offensive as to warrant assault in Ireland in 1845?

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Do any sources besides Livy record the first incident of serial murder by prominent Roman women in 331 B.C.?

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What was the first health insurance company in America?

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Did the famous abolitionist Elihu Embree own slaves at the time of his death?

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Can anyone help me find out about a historic Department of Water and Power building, seemingly built in 1923?

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Where did Theophrastus write about a "a common chest" into which funds are placed in case of a member's hardship?

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When is it okay to use the word "Indian" when meaning "Native American?" [closed]

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How much leisure time was enjoyed by English peasants in the 16th century?

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What was the average day like for a 15th century English peasant or agricultural Labourer?

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Was the money requested by the French for the XYZ affair really a bribe?

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How did the generation who elected Rutherford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison feel about the electoral college?

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How can I review Cole MSS XXXIII, the description of the English polymath John Michell?

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Was jealousy the cause of Ernst Winter's death?

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What was the logic behind state censuses?

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What is/are the earliest first-hand account of a sex worker?

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Did Democritus of Abdera, Thrace accuse the Jews of sacrificing Greeks in their religious rituals?

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Is there any (other) record of white people being sold into slavery in America?

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Were "African levies" paid during the Hut Tax War of 1898?

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What "Treaty of 1785" is referred to in the August 1955 report of the Secretary of Defense's Advisory Committee on Prisoners of War?

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Is the story of Peter Niers brutal execution authentic?

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What was the Kanturk Massacre/Thernagree Affray?

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What could be the uses of a pike, other than for fighting, circa 1833 Ireland

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Is there an English translation of Nicolas de la Mare's 1722 work "Traité de la Police"?

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How did this Order of the Odd Fellows health insurance plan work in this 1845 newspaper article?