history consists of studying the past. it is a branch of the humanities or social sciences.

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who was anna kreisling ?

it's not a real person. there might be people with that name but not a german pilot during wwii.

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.

where was judaism founded ?

judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded over 3500 years ago in the middle east. jews believe that god appointed the jews to be his chosen people in order to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 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/

who was the last king or queen of brazil ?

last emperor of brazil was pedro ii, a monarch for exactly 58 years(1831-1889).

he started his reign on the 7th of april 1831 and died on the 15 of november 1889in a bloodless and unpopular military coup,he was married to teresa cristina of the two sicilies. isabel princess imperial was his successor.

why is studying early humans so hard ?

there are several reasons -

we do not have any written records about them.

there are very little archeological evidence.

whatever evidences might be left behind by them are either destroyed by natural or human destruction.

lastly, some times scientists and so called experts fail to recognize the evidences because they do not fit into usual 'line of study.'

how much is threescore ?

surged perusing: "threescore" signifies "60." "score" was a (to some degree) graceful approach to say "20" in the midst of antiquated english. we actually utilize the lovely term "dozen" for twelve, and some even still use "net" for 144 (12 x 12). "threescore" just methods 3x20, or 60.

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 continuous manner through a particular order of time.

what year was platonism founded ?

plato was born in 428/427 bce to a noble family and died in 348/347 bce. he lived primarily in athens, greece. plato's birth occurred near the end of the golden age of athens, and he grew up during the peloponnesian war. he reached adulthood around the time of sparta's final defeat of athens.

did anna kreisling fly hitler out of berlin ?

hitler and his wife killed themselves in hitlers feuer(fire) bunker in berlin when he found out the russia were coming and taking over berlin. hitler found out the russians we’re coming because his german citizens and soldiers were screaming β€œ the russians are coming, the russians are coming.”

what is drake's folly ?

drake’s folly: ** is a man who was born in a place called titusville , pa western pennsylvania farm town in 1859.a.d. he was a grocer, congressman & solder. he then soon began producing 25 barrels of crude oil per a day and he then opened page in us dependence on oil.**

from the first shocked price was cost more than 500$ of total 25 barrels in 2006.

when did shipbuilding start ?

between 1200 and 900 bc, the greeks and the phoenicians began to build up their sea trade. they used galleys, both as merchant ships for trading, and as warships. rowers powered the fighting galleys, sitting in one, two or three lines.

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.

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.

what did people think witches could do ?

witches were seen as active agents of the devil. not only were they blamed for agricultural failures, they were seen as the cause of any ailment or disease that was affecting the pious. for example, charles ii of spain was so deformed from generations of inbreeding (his grandmother was related to him 42 different ways), that the only way he could rationalize his extreme physical and mental defects was to assume that his citizens were practicing witchcraft - this sparked a cruel and viscous period in the history of the catholic church and inquisition.

what is the conus gloriamaris ?

conus gloriamaris, common name the glory of the sea cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family conidae, the cone snails, cone shells, or cones. is that what you were looking for

what was the purpose of the us sanitary commission ?

the united states sanitary commission was founded in 1861 as the american civil war began. its purpose was to promote clean and healthy conditions in the union army camps. the sanitary commission staffed field hospitals, raised money, provided supplies, and worked to educate the military and government on matters of health and sanitation.