History

History consists of studying the past. It is a branch of the humanities or social sciences.

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History

Who was Anna Kreisling?

In 1945 Anna Kreisling, The White Wolf of the Luftwaffe, was testing a Horten V-9 flying wing which showed promise of becoming an attack bomber for the Luftwaffe! She was operating from the Autobahn highway high up in the mountains to avoid American P-51 Mustang fighters.

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United States Postal Service (USPS)
History

Has a human ever been mailed via the United States Postal Service?

Actually, yes. Shortly after parcel post was introduced in the early 1900s, several parents sent their small children though the mail. This was done with the help of sympathetic postal workers, most commonly over short distances in rural areas. And it was cost effective—in 1913, it cost just 15 cents to mail an 8-month-old baby to his grandmother.

Before you get any big ideas, though, know that the fun came to an end in 1920 when the postmaster general officially outlawed sending people through the mail. How lame.

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Hinduism
History of India
History
Slogans and Mottos

What is the slogan by Swami Dayanand Saraswati?

"Back to the Vedas" is the slogan by Swami Dayanand Saraswati.

Swarajya, Swadeshi and Go-raksha for better and sound economy were other slogans given by the Swami

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Judaism
History

Where was Judaism founded?

Formed at mount Sinai. It was actually a nationality before it became a religion.

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Time
History

Why do we call 12 p.m. noon?

The nickname dates back to the Roman Empire, believe it or not. The Romans had a pretty interesting timekeeping system, dividing the day into four chunks of three hours beginning at 6 a.m. The ninth hour (3 p.m.) was called None and signaled the start of the last section of the day. Over time, the church rituals that happened at None began earlier and earlier (maybe because monks could end their fasts after those rituals). The rest of the story is pretty murky, but at least partially due to these ever-earlier prayers, “noon” meant “midday” by the middle of the 13th century.

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History

What challenges do the countries of North Africa face today?

Some challenges faced by North Africa today include: poverty, poor education, violence, poor health, hunger, low economic growth rate, sustainable agriculture, access to financing, and hunger.

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History of Ireland
History
History of US Immigration

Where can you find an Irish history timeline from 1700 to 1900?

For a timeline of the history of Ireland that begins in 10,000 BC, please go to the rootsweb.com link to the right. 'Irish History Links' also provides a detailed timeline for this period. You can find a comprehensive Timeline of Irish history on Wikipedia. The BBC offers a Timeline of Key Events in Northern Irish history...

Here's a concise Irish History Timeline from 10,000 BC/BCE to 1998 AD/CE...

10,000 BC Earliest settlers arrived in Ireland in the Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age period

The first settlers crossed by land bridge from Scotland

600-150 B.C. - Celtic tribes settled on the island

100 BC Arrival of the Gaels

432 AD - Arrival of St. Patrick to help convert pagan Irish Gaelic Kings to Christianity

800 Ireland attacked by Viking Norsemen

920 Vikings established settlements at Limerick

940 Brian Boru was born who was the son of a leader of one of the royal free tribes of Munster

Brian Boru defeated Vikings in 999

1167 Arrival of Normans at Baginbun in Co. Wexford which initiated the struggle between the English and the Irish

Reign of Rory O'Connor who was the last native High King of Ireland (1166-1175)

The Statutes of Kilkenny of 1388 forbade Irish/

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Sports
History

What historical event happen since 1989?

Berlin wall fell and I was there. I even own a copy of Time Magazine from then. I was 8 years old and got out of school because of how powerful a moment it was in history for Germany. I'm German American so I live in both cultures and to say it was unlike anything I have ever experienced is, to put it mildly. For both of my countries to celebrate the end of a horrific chapter in history felt so good. Not to mention members of my German family caught on the other side finally got reunited and we had out first united Garden Pary (Family Reunion) that July and if you could have heard the stories and seen the happiness shared by all it would have made you weep

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Abraham Lincoln
History, Politics & Society
History

Did Abraham Lincoln have any kids?

Yes, 3 boys. His oldest, Robert, was a Union officer during the civil war and his youngest son, Todd, died while Lincoln was President. The boys had a pet goat they kept in the White House and would use a cookie sheet to slide down the stars from the second floor to the first.

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History
Doctors

Why did doctors wear bird like face masks?

Mainly it was because when they were handing out potions, medicines, if the patient had a medical reaction to the medicine they could have a chance of catching an illness or at the worst, death. They wore masks to hide identity, so they werent a known man in the area, also so they didnt lose business. Another theory is that they wore the masks because it was widespread that birds spread the plague and if they wore it, this would direct the plague to the mask, away from the victim. Best answer I have thanks.

For some time, including around the time of the Black Plague, the long "beaks" of the bird masks would be stuffed with spices and incense, which was thought to fulfil two purposes - firstly and most importantly, it would cover the stench of death and disease, and some wearers thought that by wearing it they were warding off the diseases.

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History of India
History

What are court chronicles?

Accounts written by scholars about kingdoms, their courtiers, and living conditions of common people were called court chronicles. Chronicles were basically detailed and registered court accounts in a continuous manner through a particular order of time.

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Brazil

Who was the last king or queen of Brazil?

The Last Emperor of Brazil was Pedro II, a monarch for exactly 58 years and 222 days(1831-1889).

He first started his reign on the 7th of April 1831 and died on the 15 of November 1889. He was married to Teresa Cristina of the two Sicilies. His successor was Isabel, Princess Imperial.

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History, Politics & Society
History

Why did Cai Lun invent paper?

When Cai was an official, he often went into towns and villages to see how things were going. One day in 92 AD, he visited a silk-making shop and saw that there was a thin white layer of slightly fluffy stuff left on the bamboo mat, which could be used for writing.

He was inspired and began to experiment with various materials such as barks, hemp, cloth, nets, etc., and using various ways, such as boil, soak, pound, etc. to make fiber paper. No doubt, he succeeded.

He documented the process and showed it to the emperor He Di along with a finished product in 105 AD. The emperor was greatly pleased, and the paper was called "Cai Hou Paper" in honor of Cai's contribution. Fine paper officially entered into history.

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History, Politics & Society
History

When did shipbuilding start?

The Mayflower ship and more landed on the America land about 400 years ago! Ships are listed used in the Bible 2,000 years ago. And about 4,400BC was the time of Noah's Ark! That is still here these days; 14, 000 feet up a mountain in Turkey! Built to the same measurements as the Bible states! Ships were before it also!

Why not watch: The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark?

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History
Importing and Exporting

What was an important trade in Flanders?

In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the English wool trade was primarily with Flanders (where wool was made into cloth, primarily for sale via the Champagne fairs into the Mediterranean basin), and was dominated by Flemish merchants.

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History
Family

When is a woman at her weakest point?

During childbirth. She may be exerting a good deal of strength in having the baby, but from a standpoint of being able to defend herself, she is in a very vulnerable and weak position. In some ways, civilization - particularly guards, police, defensive measures and laws - developed to protect people when they are in their weakest state - such as women in labor and newborn babies.

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History, Politics & Society
History of the United States
History

What is Drake's Folly?

A grocer, soldier and congressman, he was born and raised in Titusville, Pa., the western Pennsylvania farm town where Col. Edwin Drake sank an oil well in 1859. “Drake's Folly,” it was called, but it was soon producing 25 barrels of oil a day, the opening page in America's dependence on oil.

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Philosophy and Philosophers
Plato
History

What year was Platonism founded?

Platonism was born exactly in 399 B.C. in a prison cell in Athens in an evening, when the 28 year old Plato wept over the drinking of poison by his master in that prison. Then after travelling for twelve years through Egypt, Sicily, Italy, Judea and India he returned to Athens in 387 B.C. Forty years old and tamed. It was then that Platonism was formally founded.

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History
Oceans and Seas
Beaches

What is the Conus Gloriamaris?

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History, Politics & Society
US Civil War
History

What was the purpose of the US Sanitary Commission?

to improve sanitary conditions for soldiers. They set up hospitals trains and ships to move wounded soldiers from the battlefield

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Adolf Hitler
History

Did Anna Kreisling fly Hitler out of Berlin?

yes he did i dont care what you say he did i have evedince and extremely good reason say that to "hitlers" bones where the dna test said 29 year old female

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The Bible
History
Math History
Numbers

How much is threescore?

Sixty. A score is 20.

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History, Politics & Society
Politics and Government
History
Society and Civilization

What does concession becomes blasphemous mean?

All on the religion of Atheism! As of 2007 every single item that the Atheists had claimed as their proofs, since they had Lost in the Supreme court in the 1930s was done, by Order. And ALL that the Atheists had used were discovered by scientists to be Fakes! Most of what the Atheists had used as old fossils, turned out to really New Bones and all from already known of animals!

Atheism has been proven and declared to be a "religion with zero honest proofs"! A federal law was soon past that requires Atheism removed from all public schools in the USA~

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Anthropology
History

Why is studying early humans so hard?

Fossils have become rare

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History
Chinese New Year

Is Chinese New Year a religious festival?

No, Chinese new year has the same meaning as the international new year on 1st January, but based on a traditional Chinese calender instead of a modern international calendar. So for each year, the Chinese new year dates are different. Chinese New Year is more of a Chinese festival using traditional Chinese customs and beliefs; and not anything directly to do with religious elements. Just take it literally: it is just Chinese's New Year. Other races will have their own New Years using their own traditional calendars i.e. Malays.

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