Does anyone know how to clear the search history for Twitter's iPhone app?
I would like to write a fictional novel based in actual events that occurred in the West in the 1700s. It would draw extensively from the true story ( which is likely already enhanced through the centuries ). The names would change, though the locations would be actual places. Is there anything I should be aware of with regards to the "legality" of retelling such a story? Ie. the storyline is not my original creation. I'd be adapting it for my story, but it would have a lot of similarity. The story is told, with minor variation, in a number of historical sources.
Help me brainstorm for a new project! What are some iconic conflicts in history (not necessarily military)? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any good documentary films about Seattle history? I'm interested in its founding up to the 90s. Not looking for stuff about grunge. Would love it if there were something in a Ken Burns, but I don't expect miracles. Thanks!
How and why did Europeans eat so many oysters during the dark and middle ages? [more inside]
Why did the Soviet military retain the traditional Officer/Enlisted class binary rather than instituting some other hierarchichal structure?
Russian History: Why did the Soviet military retain the traditional (western) Officer/Enlisted class binary rather than instituting some other hierarchichal structure? How did they ideologically justify maintaining two distinct and separate classes, one subordinate to the other, in an army putatively fighting for a classless society? [more inside]
Is there a good book for an older kid about the history of China? Or, related questions, other great world history books for kids? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of good blogs or other websites devoted to family history and stories. What sites do you guys like? [more inside]
Sources discussing American musical history in relatively simple, chronological terms? [more inside]
Where can I find summaries of historical developments, technological breakthroughs, political and social changes etc. in a similar style as the Afterword in Charles Stross's anthology Toast (free download here)? I am interested in stuff that has happened in the last 30 or 40 years.
30 years ago, next week, my daughter was born. I need a soundtrack for an early life slideshow I have made. [more inside]
What is it like to realize you live in a totalitarian system? [more inside]
Looking for a great book/article/essay on the history of the European Union and the current economic crisis there. [more inside]
Today, a time capsule was opened after 20 years buried in the Denton Town Square. It was not what we expected. [more inside]
Help me find letters written between close female friends. [more inside]
Is there any familial or other relationship between Ioannis Metaxas (the Greek dictator) and the maker of Metaxa, a Greek liquor used in sidecars? [more inside]
Did Benjamin Franklin have a weekend schedule? Looking at his daily schedule makes me curious as to whether he adhered to it seven days a week or if he did something different on Saturday and Sunday. [more inside]
Machine for recording research path, pre computer-age? Library books on a waterwheel device? Please point me to the right web page... [more inside]
Can you please recommend a good book on the formation of modern Israel? [more inside]
Did the Catholic Church actively suppress literacy and education during the Middle Ages, or was it simply a byproduct of the era? [more inside]
Why do most central banks target a small non-zero inflation rate rather than zero? - Bank of England target is 2% CPI - European Central Bank HICP target is "less than 2%" - US Federal Reserve target is 2% Why don't they all target zero if the ultimate aim of policy is actually "Price Stability" as most officially state. [more inside]
I'd like to find out more information on a 1970's US food program. [more inside]
Can somebody help me track down the source claiming Leonid Kantorovich was responsible for safety on the Road of Life during the Siege of Leningrad?
Can somebody help me track down the source claiming Leonid Kantorovich was responsible for the safety of evacuees on the Road of Life during the Siege of Leningrad? [more inside]
Should I save old newspapers? [more inside]
Looking for examples of gluttony throughout human history. [more inside]
Early next year, I will have a lot of down time in or near places that were visited by the ancient Romans and Greeks. I am a moderate history and language nerd. If I want to read ancient source material related to some of the places I will be visiting, what language should I learn - Latin or Ancient Greek? [more inside]
Can anyone think of examples of well-known fictional characters or historical figures whose names fit the format [Adjective / Number] [Noun] [Surname]? [more inside]
I just finished watching The First World War and now I want more! Can you recommend your favourite documentaries on History, particularly conflicts/war? I prefer a geopolitical focus (as in maps of the territories, graphic representations of strategies, what countries unied, what empires were divided in to what, etc.) [more inside]
Documentary Recommendations: I don't know what this is called but I've noticed in two recent Ken Burns documentaries. In The West, there are some very old Native Americans who talk about their experiences and memories. And in his one about the Brooklyn Bridge, there is a man is over 100 years old taking about how he was a water boy when he was about 10 years when the bridge was being built. I want more of these types of interviews where they have pictures of the past along with people who were there talking about it. [more inside]
What is the story behind the pop-cultural trope of the "Japanese Houseboy?" [more inside]
Speculative fiction about historical gradualism: I'm looking for SF stories which begin in the real historical world (past or present) and then gradually diverge from it, without any single decisive turning point. [more inside]
Did Eastern Bloc countries do on-the-ground historical research in the USA during the Cold War? [more inside]
Do we know how William Mumler created his images? If not, what are the most popular theories today, and what do we know about other spirit photographers?
What do Mexican children learn about the Aztecs in school? [more inside]
I want to learn about garbage removal in early New York. [more inside]
Please help me find examples of athletes who did something completely counterintuitive in terms of the sport (so seemingly wrong) and won because of it. I'm especially looking for those moments that have been captured on video. [more inside]
Help me figure out a way to save my dad's nonfiction book manuscript from doom. [more inside]
Tell me about the history of identity. Today it's pretty easy (though not foolproof) to find out if someone was who they said they were, or to verify a communication is from who it's claimed. But what about 200-2000 years ago? [more inside]
Moving in with my SO - but worried that I'll end up in the unhappy situation my parents were in. What do you do when you didn't grow up with a positive example of marriage/co-habitation? [more inside]
Another book recommendation question. I'm looking for a few general history books to read as preparation for diving into Thomas Pynchon's "Against the Day". [more inside]
Recommend to me biographies/histories of the Borgia Pope and family? [more inside]
I need help with a book suggestion! All my particulars found within, within, within.. [more inside]
Can you recommend a popular history of Scotland--book, documentary, TV series, whatever--that I can consume before our trip there next summer? [more inside]
I remember reading about, and maybe seeing pictures of, baseball scoreboards for people who couldn't go to the ballpark could follow the game back in the early twentieth century. I want to know everything about them. [more inside]
What are your favorite US/World/European history books to re-educate a woefully forgetful 23-year-old mind? [more inside]
Can you recommend books/articles about the dynamics of political power transitions? [more inside]
Care to recommend some in-depth documentaries (and books, or anything online) about World War One? [more inside]
Are there any cities that still have effective gates? [more inside]
How do archaeologists know where to dig? [more inside]
I'm fascinated by unusual jewelry with a history — medieval memento moris, ARP whistles from the Blitz, Victorian nude stanhopes, that sort of thing. I don't care at all about precious metals and gemstones (real or fake), but rather about the story behind them. Cheap, mass-produced mementos and handmade crafts seem to carry more history than high-end jewels, but they're difficult to search for. Boring, pretty things always swamp me when I search for "costume" or "antique" or "estate" jewelry. Other than Monica Laughlin's excellent series of Hairpin posts, where can I discover more history-through-jewelry? I'm hoping for book recommendations, websites, stories, articles, or online shops. [more inside]