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Here are the top ten articles for the History Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis Presley was a huge part of music and entertainment history. I was only able to touch on a tiny portion of his life and his accomplishments.
2. The Titanic
It was April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, after striking an iceberg. Just over 2.000 people lost their lives on the fateful maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. Just over 700 people were rescued by another ship called the RMS Carpathia about an hour afte
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4. The Tet Offensive
Some felt the Tet Offensive was a crucial turning point in the Vietnam War as the North Vietnam Army, along with the Vietcong, captured five South Vietnam cities. However in less than a month, South Vietnam regained control of those cities.
5. The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile crisis was the closest that the United States had come to nuclear war against the Soviet Union and Cuba.
6. The Revolutionary War
The battles of Lexington and Concord was the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in Massachusetts, the epicenter of colonist agression against the British Crown.
7. Judy Garland
Judy Garland was an icon in show business from the 1930's and right up to her death in 1969.
8. The Cattle Drive
The cattle drive was romanticized by western movies and television shows, but in reality, it was a long, dangerous and arduous task to get the cattle to a railhead to be sold and shipped to Chicago and points East.
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10. Oklahoma Land Rush
The great Oklahoma Land Rush happened in April of 1889. By the end of the day, some 50,000 settlers had staked out land for homesteads and towns.
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