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How were the bodies of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette identified in their unmarked graves?
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It seems that a loyalist by the name of Pierre-Louis Olivier Desclozeaux, who lived next to the plot of land where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were buried, wrote down exactly where the two graves ...

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What was the first recorded instance of burning a city or village in war?
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The oldest I know of is the destruction of Hamoukar in Syria. In 2005, archaeologists reported finding "collapsed mud-brick walls that had undergone heavy bombardment and ensuing fire" dating to ...

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What is the historical reason for 18 years being the most commonly accepted age of adulthood?
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For a long time, 21 was the "age of adulthood". From Encyclopedia of Adult Development: As early as the thirteenth century, age 21 was an important marker in Britain, at least for men. This was the ...

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Why was there an increase in literature regarding fire safety in America during the 1970s?
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In 1968, the Fire Research and Safety Act was passed, forming the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. President Lyndon B. Johnson advocated for this legislation in his special message ...

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