• For example, Dalton assumed that water's formula was HO, giving the atomic mass of oxygen as 8 times that of hydrogen, instead of the modern value of about 16.
  • Wikipedia: Oxygen
  • For example, one can take the argument for indispensability described above and replace all references to existent entities with references to entities assumed to exist as follows.
  • Wikipedia: Hilary Putnam
  • George Dewey assumed command in November and he served as her commanding officer until 1870.
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  • Granted leave to Paris from 12 January to 2 February 1918, he was promoted to temporary lieutenant colonel on 15 March and assumed command of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion.
  • Wikipedia: Harry Murray
  • His strategy, though perhaps risky, was ultimately well-calculated as it caused mass confusion among the Venetians, who were overwhelmed on all flanks, while the Greeks fled what they assumed to be a losing battle.
  • Wikipedia: Domenico Selvo
  • However, before Bhima can wound Aravan, Krishna orders Aravan's head to be dropped in the river Caraparika, where he assumes the form of a child, and is eventually found by the king of Chandragiri, a city on the river bank.
  • Wikipedia: Iravan
  • In 1956 south Kanara district was transferred to Mysore, the Malabar coastal districts became part of the new state of Kerala, and the Madras state assumed its present shape.
  • Wikipedia: History of Tamil Nadu
  • In 1965, Becher assumed his final command as Flag Officer-in-Charge East Australia Area, before retiring from the Royal Australian Navy on 6 March 1966.
  • Wikipedia: Otto Becher
  • In terms of ecology, the evolution of the toothcomb is assumed to have required a folivorous (leaf-eating) diet among the ancestral adapiform population, since that would select for reduced incisors, which would serve as an exaptation (a trait with adaptive value for something other than what it was originally selected for), which could then be used for personal or social grooming.
  • Wikipedia: Toothcomb
  • In the confusion, Whitlam and his advisers did not immediately tell any Senate members of the dismissal, with the result that when the Senate convened at 2.00 pm, the appropriation bills were rapidly passed, with the ALP senators assuming the Opposition had given in.
  • Wikipedia: Gough Whitlam
  • Lee had assumed that the Union army would withdraw to the east toward its existing supply base and McClellan's move to the south delayed Lee's response for at least 24 hours.
  • Wikipedia: George B. McClellan
  • Little is known about the extinction of Plesiorycteropus, but MacPhee assumed it may have happened around 1000 years ago, when the extinction of the rest of the subfossil fauna of Madagascar is thought to have concluded.
  • Wikipedia: Plesiorycteropus
  • Martin was arrested when he arrived at Changi Airport on the evening of 19 March 1995 and produced a passport with his assumed name, Simon Davis.
  • Wikipedia: John Martin Scripps
  • On 25 January 1944, Captain Kazu Shigenaga assumed command of Haruna while the ship was stationed at Kure.
  • Wikipedia: Japanese battleship Haruna
  • On the day of their arrival the two squadrons assumed responsibility for air defence of the Perth-Fremantle area alongside the CAC Boomerang-equipped No.
  • Wikipedia: No. 1 Wing RAAF
  • Other versions have Orton and Roger as companions in crime in Australia, with Orton killing Roger and assuming his identity.
  • Wikipedia: Tichborne case
  • Prewar defense plans assumed the Japanese could not be prevented from landing on Luzon and called for U.S. and Filipino forces to abandon Manila and retreat with their supplies to the Bataan peninsula.
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  • Rumors alleging that Diocletian's death was merely being kept secret until Galerius could come to assume power spread through the city.
  • Wikipedia: Diocletian
  • Samuel Eliot Morison wrote that had Marshall carried out his constitutional duties, assumed the presidency, and made the concessions necessary for the passage of the League of Nations treaty in late 1920, the United States would have been much more involved in European affairs and could have helped prevent the rise of Adolf Hitler, which began in the following year.
  • Wikipedia: Thomas R. Marshall
  • The governor refused to nominate anyone else for the position, saying that Brashear was the best person for it, and he assumed the senators would not want to be sent a worse nomination.
  • Wikipedia: Charles Scott (governor)
  • The Sasanians would not only assume Parthia's legacy as Rome's Persian nemesis, but they would also attempt to restore the boundaries of the Achaemenid Empire by briefly conquering the Levant, Anatolia, and Egypt from the Eastern Roman Empire during the reign of Khosrau II (r. 590–628 AD).
  • Wikipedia: Parthian Empire
  • The unit, however, was formed too late in the war to assume all of its responsibilities before the Second World War drew to an end.
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  • The weaker members of a male social group also are assumed to get the opportunity to mate, since the stronger ones cannot mate with all available females.
  • Wikipedia: Raccoon
  • This refuted the traditional assumption of scholastic physics that the power of gravitational attraction remained constant with distance whenever it applied between two bodies, such as was assumed by Kepler and also by Galileo in his mistaken universal law that gravitational fall is uniformly accelerated, and also by Galileo's student Borrelli in his 1666 celestial mechanics.
  • Wikipedia: Johannes Kepler
  • This would give Pluto an assumed diameter of about 8,000 km, or about 60% that of Earth.
  • Wikipedia: Planets beyond Neptune
  • Upon return to the Norfolk Navy Yard later the same year, Morris requested relief as commander due to failing health and Arthur Sinclair assumed command.
  • Wikipedia: USS Congress (1799)
  • Using heterodyne interferometry, they concluded that the red supergiant emits most of its excess beyond 12 stellar radii or roughly the distance of the Kuiper belt at 50 to 60 AU, depending on the assumed stellar radius.
  • Wikipedia: Betelgeuse
  • When he assumed his Senate seat in 1855, Crittenden was sixty-nine years old, the eldest member of that body.
  • Wikipedia: John J. Crittenden