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

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Who was Anna Kreisling?

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Anna Kreisling, first named as a purported female German pilot of World War II, is almost certainly fictional. Her exploits appear to be figments of an overactive imagination. Many of the questions about her were asked and answered by the same site guest.
Asked in Hinduism, History of India, History, Slogans and Mottos

What is the slogan by Swami Dayanand Saraswati?

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"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
Asked in History of Ireland, History, History of US Immigration

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

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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/
Asked in History, Doctors

Why did doctors wear bird like face masks?

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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.
Asked in Abraham Lincoln, History, Politics & Society, History

Did Abraham Lincoln have any kids?

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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.
Asked in History of India, History

What are court chronicles?

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Accounts written by scholars about the kingdoms in which they lived were called court chronicles.
Asked in History, Brazil

Who was the last king or queen of Brazil?

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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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What historical event happen since 1989?

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The fall of communism in much of eastern Europe. The attacks on the twin towers in New York. The release of Nelson Mandela.
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Why did Cai Lun invent paper?

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In ancient times writings and inscriptions were generally made on tablets of bamboo or on pieces of silk called chih. But silk being costly and bamboo heavy, they were not convenient to use. Tshai Lun [Cai Lun, Tsai Lun] then initiated the idea of making paper from the bark of trees, remnants of hemp, rags of cloth, and fishing nets. He submitted the process to the emperor in the first year of Yuan-Hsing [+105] and received praise for his ability. From this time on, paper has been in use everywhere and is sometimes referred to as 'the paper of Marquis Tshai'.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, History of the United States, History

What is Drake's Folly?

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discovery of oil and kerosene in the late 1850's
Asked in History, Family

When is a woman at her weakest point?

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In my opinion a woman is at her weakest point when she is physically attacked by offenders for molestation or rape bid without any one to by her side to extend helping hand. The physical and mental trauma she had to undergo due to her weak sex, only the victims can give vivid description. Even when a woman loses her husband,siblings or dearest ones,it is the tragic sequence of her helplessness but not weakest point.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, US Civil War, History

What was the purpose of the US Sanitary Commission?

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to improve sanitary conditions for soldiers. They set up hospitals trains and ships to move wounded soldiers from the battlefield
Asked in History, Chinese New Year

Is Chinese New Year a religious festival?

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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.
Asked in Adolf Hitler, History

Did Anna Kreisling fly Hitler out of Berlin?

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No. Hitler comitted suicide in his bunker. Stories of his escape in a Fiesler Storch are nothing more than conspiracy theory.
Asked in Philosophy and Philosophers, Plato, History

What year was Platonism founded?

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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.
Asked in History, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Why did Southern farmers oppose AAA programs?

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Southern farmers opposed the Agricultural Adjustment Act because it reduced crop surplus so it could effectively raise the value of crops, because of that, a portion of their fields were left uncultivated. The money for these subsidies was made through an exclusive tax on companies which processed farm products.
Asked in History of India, History

Nature and scope of history?

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The Nature and scope of History requires Truthful and Honest depiction of facts, events and happenings of the period. History is an important subject keeping and telling the past and heritage of any person, nation or country. India is the ancient most country having a great history of thousands of years.
Asked in History, Oceans and Seas, Beaches

What is the Conus Gloriamaris?

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Conus Gloria Maris is a very expensive and rare seashell
Asked by Kevin Stringer in Celebrities, Ask Me Anything, History, Authors, Poets, and Playwrights

friendus with Donna Halper?

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The current lineup of Rush is coming up on 40 years together -- what are you doing to mark the occasion? I know what they are doing-- they are taking a much-deserved break from touring, to re-charge their proverbial batteries and spend some time with their families. As for me, what I am doing is feeling profoundly grateful. When I first discovered them, I never expected to get a 40 year friendship. I've done favors for many bands over the years; that's the job of a music director, to give new bands a chance to be heard. But rarely have those bands kept in touch, nor would I expect it. Rush, however, is unique. Despite all their success, they remain three very down-to-earth guys; success has not spoiled them. Yes, they are wealthier, and they've gotten many awards over the years (including FINALLY getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), but if you hang out with them, as I've had the privilege of doing on a number of occasions, they are still Alex, Geddy, and Neil, three very good human beings who deserve every bit of the success they have achieved. I consider it an honor to know them and to have been a small part of that success.