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18 Answered Questions for the topic 20th Century

07/09/19

What happened to horses when cars became popular?

Horse populations were greatly reduced as cars became prevalent: http://www.cowboyway.com/What/HorsePopulation.htm What happened to the surplus horses during that period, say, in the USA? Or was... more

07/01/19

Why did Puerto Rican families send their children to New York?

My question is: Why were Puerto Rican families sending their children off the island, and why New York?

06/24/19

What's so special about the Aerodrome?

06/21/19

Where did the skulls of dead Japanese soldiers end up?

I have read that there was a disturbingly common practice of American soldiers in the Pacific theater of WWII to take the skulls of dead Japanese soldiers as trophies to take home, give to... more

06/12/19

Can anyone verify this story about the President's driver?

I remember hearing a story that I believe was either President Roosevelt or President Truman which involved his driver. There was a crash or incident because of his driver's error or negligence.... more

06/01/19

Was the Bosnian Crisis the trigger to WWI and not the assassination?

I've read that Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908, much to the dismay of the Serbs. Russia backed this action and was promised to have access to the Straits but were later denied.... more

05/22/19

When did FDR announce he was running a 3rd time, and was there any outrage?

When did President Franklin Roosevelt announce he was running again for a 3rd term? And was there any shock or outrage at this? Another way of saying this: Most of the country was isolationist.... more

05/08/19

Where was the pre-war (ww2) border between Poland and Germany?

I am interested in mapping the pre-war (WWII) border between Poland and Germany. Is there any data available in a public resource? Can anyone describe waypoints along the border in terms of... more

04/30/19

How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?

Wikipedia puts the boundary as: > The modern definition of Europe delimits it from Asia at the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles-Sea of Marmora-Bosporus, the Black Sea, along the watershed of the... more

04/18/19

Was a passport needed to travel between UK and France in 1972?

In Hitchcock's 1972 film ***Frenzy*** (at about the time 00:54:55) a character says: ***We can get a day trip to France. You don't need a passport.*** (He is a commoner, no diplomatic status etc,... more

04/04/19

How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?

Wikipedia puts the boundary as: > The modern definition of Europe delimits it from Asia at the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles-Sea of Marmora-Bosporus, the Black Sea, along the watershed of the... more

04/02/19

How were blacks excluded from juries in the US southern states in the 1930s?

As I am in the process of re-reading Harper Lee's *To Kill a Mocking Bird*, I did a bit of elementary research on the subject of jury selection in Alabama. I discovered that in the *Scottsboro... more

03/27/19

In what ways did the rise of a true middle class in Europe during the late 19th century become apparent?

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were very transformative for Europe with the rise of a real middle class. Typically before this the middle class was more of a bourgeoisie and not the middle... more

03/27/19

Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?

I have read up a bit about WW2 on my own and have always pondered, why in the USA is the brutality and actions of the Japanese during WW2 always downplayed compared with the brutalities and... more

03/19/19

Shantyboat communities on the upper Mississippi River Valley?

Does anyone have links or resources beyond books they can direct me to that directly deal with shantyboat communities along the banks of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri? I'm... more

03/14/19

How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?

South Vietnam was helped by US. Even when the US was gone, they had a 1 million army. So why did they lose? Even without US support, South Vietnam had about the same manpower, higher technology,... more

02/04/17

California Civil Code of 1905 Question

Thank you for answering my last question, but i'm a little confused on this line : "Personal relations forbid. The rights of personal relations forbid:  4. Injury to servant. Any injury to a... more

02/04/17

California Civil Code of 1905

Hello, I am making a scrapbook for my english class about Crooks from of Mice and Men, and one of his possessions was the California Civil Code of 1905. I have been searching online for about 30... more

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