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Cryptocurrency historical prices

As it turns out there are several resources one can use for all main cryptocurrencies so I will post here the most relevant and flexible I was able to gather. All Cryptocurrencies Coinmetrics https:...
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Historical Weather Forecasts

The NOAA / National Weather Service has an archive from the Weather Prediction Center, but it only started archiving most products a few years ago: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/...
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Stock market historical data

There are many good resources described in the comments to your question (1 & 2). One that combines many different types of financial products and has some open access is Quandl. Data browser ...
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Historical Weather Forecasts

forecast.io also provides historical forecasts through their API. You can call a past date and time and still get the daily, hourly, and minute forecasts (in addition to actual forecasts). That is, ...
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Cryptocurrency historical prices

I work at Quandl and stumbled upon this post. I'm happy to share an update: we now have two databases which contain OHLCV (open-high-low-close-volume) data for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: 1....
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Where can I get shapefiles for changing German territory during the Second World War?

I found the spatial history project, which give month to month changes of the front lines. The article covers all interesting information and you can download the dataset (after the first figure) - ...
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Where can I find Historical GIS datasets?

For US data, the NHGIS project is by far the best source. From their home page: The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and ...
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Where can I find historical aerials for some areas in Dona Ana County, New Mexico?

USGS EarthExplorer is often a fantastic resource for this. Check out, in particular, these datasets: Aerial Photo Single Frames (usually pre-1980) DOQ (1990s) NAPP (1980s-1990s) NHAP (1970s-1980s)
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Largest U.S. cities per state in 1950

The data you want are in these files. The primary source for this data was a US Census Bureau dataset of ~7500 incorporated cities whose populations surpassed 2500 people at some point in their ...
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Total cryptocurrency market cap over time

As @philshem suggested I wrote some python to gather the data import pandas as pd import requests import re from bs4 import BeautifulSoup # Create date range for historical snapshots Date = pd....
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Seeking River Thames polygon data

OpenStreetMap has it as Waterway. Data Source (shapefile) https://download.geofabrik.de/europe/great-britain/england/greater-london.html Extract and load into a GIS (QGIS used here). ...
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Look for sets of data of historical dates

You can find datasets like this from Universities (particularly history depts.). Here's a few: University of Pittsburg: http://www.dataverse.pitt.edu/external/datasets.php University of North Texas: ...
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Where can I find historical aerials for some areas in Dona Ana County, New Mexico?

Not free, but UNM has an archive here: https://edac.unm.edu/image-archive/
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Historical monthly farm/agricultural data 1950 to the present

The "FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS - Statistics Division" (link) provides historical data for commodity prices and agricultural production. You can download for a ...
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Amazon price history dataset

http://www.isbndb.com has a good API that uses XML calls/responses to get new/used prices from Amazon.com as well as a number of other sites like abebooks, half.com, etc...
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Historical weather forecast API

Have you tried Google BigQuery? GBQ has now loaded climate data worldwide from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) from over 9,000 weather stations. The data includes 2015 and ...
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Population and GDP of the UK nations 1950-today

The Office for National Statistics website is going to be your friend here. The current Population Estimates Dataset includes (under 'Mid-2016 detailed time series') national and regional population ...
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Amazon price history dataset

You can also scrape (or better yet contact and ask the folks at) https://thetracktor.com which seems to have some great historical data. EDIT - Adding example: https://thetracktor.com/ajax/prices/?...
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1945 (spring) daily weather Germany

For German daily data, start here at the Deutschewettersdienst website. ftp://ftp-cdc.dwd.de/pub/CDC/observations_germany/climate/daily/kl/historical/ ftp://ftp-cdc.dwd.de/climate_environment/CDC/...
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Historical US population by Age/Sex

You could see if Historical Statistics of the United States 1789-1945 is useful. You could also calculate it using iPUMS.
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Historical Oil Price Forecasts - MENA/West Africa Region

The historical forecast archive of the World Bank has the following note: please also note that in the past, commodities forecasts have not appeared in stand-alone publications, but rather as ...
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Where can I find data for Formula 1 races and race cars

This is not a direct answer for your question, but you might find these links useful. Haven't tested it personally, but free for non-commercial use Ergast API seems appropriate for building such a ...
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Cryptocurrency historical prices

http://www.CryptoDataDownload.com is newer but has 28+ exchanges, ~550 pairs, 8+ ccy pairs, and daily/hourly/minute timeframes to download via csv format for free
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Get Historic Temperature Data by GPS and Timestamp Using R

I recommend trying rnoaa https://cran.rstudio.com/web/packages/rnoaa/ - It's an interface to many different data sources from NOAA. df <- data.frame( id = letters[1:6], time = c("2016-06-01 ...
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Seeking River Thames polygon data

As proposed by @Mapperz, download the data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). You can download just the data you're interested in by using Overpass Turbo - zoom to the area of your interest and insert the tag ...
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Where is the original data set for the "German tank problem"?

In the original Ruggles and Brodie (1947) paper (PDF) you can find some data and visualizations. It's not the raw data, but you can simulate raw data based on the percentages. See, for example, this ...
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Historical Mobile App Rankings/Downloads and Prices

Check http://androidrank.org , it contains data on android applications and it is for free.
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Historical Mobile App Rankings/Downloads and Prices

I have shared the statistics of my 2 million+ downloads app here: https://github.com/nicolas-raoul/google-play-statistics Data available: Installs/uninstalls/ratings/crashes data by country/language/...
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Stock market historical data

hebbut offers historical stock data that gets updated daily. From the site: "Various basic stock data. (This is an older export/dump - up to june 2010 - of our v1.0 database tools: it's OHLC+V data ...
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