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1. Enoch Brown Schoolhouse Massacre
The very first recorded school massacre in US History happened in 1764. Nine school children and the teacher were killed and scalped in Pennsylvania by Native Americans.

2. Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Mary infected numerous people in New York city with typhoid. Some people died from it s well. She was quarantined to a clinic for almost 30 years of her 69 years of life.

3. Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was a very important and influential woman. Not only did she help slaves escape to freedom through the underground railroad but she also led a charge for the Union army in a raid against Confederate strong holds. When she died in 1913, she was buried with full military honors.

4. Stagecoach Mary
Stagecoach Mary was the was first African-American woman to have a star mail delivery route in the late 1800's.

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6. Bath Township School Massacre
The Bath Township School Massacre happened in 1927 and is the deadliest school massacre in US history.

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8. African-American Women Inventors
Did you know it was an African-American woman who invented the home security system complete with a camera and monitor in 1966? Read more about her and other African-American women who invented common household things we still use today.

9. The Chappaquiddick Incident
Senator Edward Kennedy drove off a ramp leading onto a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island and into a pond, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy dd not report the accident for another ten hours in an apparent attempt to cover it up.

10. The Great Die-Up
The winter of 1886-87 was particularly brutal in the then territories of Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Millions of cattle died and basically ended the cattle industry as it was known then.



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