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What was the shortest time between a historical event occuring and a museum opening dedicated to said event?

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What is the origin of the "No Symbol"?

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When were collapsible umbrellas invented?

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Why did the communist Khmer Rouge use a religious image in their flag?

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Is this photo of the Red Baron authentic?

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What is the true origin of Capri's "Scala Fenicia" ("Phoenician Steps")?

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How did British people cope with damp/mould without central heating in the past?

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Why would this Romanian ritual have been done specifically before Lent?

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Karl Marx's usage of "Moor"

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Did Lucian of Samosata make this joke on purpose?

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What are these objects around François Ravaillac's portrait?

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How long did it take approximately for a person to travel from Basel to Hanover (1753) by any means of transport?

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Why didn't the Catholic Church invent new names for the classical planets?

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Why would people join a bloc party?

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How long would it take to travel from Missouri to South Africa in late 1890s?

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What was the travel time from Zagreb to Pittsburgh in 1895?

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How could Stutthof's inmates reach Palmnicken?

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How did news of important events spread during the English Civil War?

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Why did Nazis burn 628 Belarusian villages to the ground?

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How did 19th century politicians discredit rivals?

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Where can I find a detailed map of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Rotenburg as it existed in 1648?

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What is the work Academicorum Philosophorum Index Herculanensis, and how reliable is it?

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What is the earliest reference to playing chess with Death?

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Why in English do we say "Tsar of all (the) Russias"?

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When was the concept of electoral districts / constituencies with their own borders (as opposed to pre-existing towns/counties) invented?

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Are there cases where a civil war divided a country unevenly but stably, like China and Taiwan?

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What was life like in Korbach, Hesse, Germany during the 1700s?

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Are there any old paintings (medieval period onwards) that actually depict the female genitalia rather than just leaving the pubic region empty?

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Help me understand a sentence about one particular episode of History quoted from a Conan Doyle Essay

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How could someone claim benefit of clergy after an act of attainder?