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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. National Women's History Month
March is National Women's History Month. Read how women have made great strides to make the world a better place for them and everyone else.
2. African-American Inventors
Did you know it was an African-American man who invented the potato chip and the three light traffic signal? Check out my article this week to read about them and other African-American inventors.
3. Daylight Saving Time
Did you know it was Germany who first instituted Daylight Saving Time as a country during World War I? Read my article to find about more of the history of DST.
4. 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.
5. Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia
This article is a review of the book called The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia and is a very informative book on the American Mafia. Written by Jerry Capeci, this book is a must have for anyone interested in the Mafia.
6. Happy Accidents
Did you know that Velcro was developed when a scientist found burdocks on his dog's fur? Or that the potato chip was invented by an angry chef? Read about these and more "happy Accidents" that became everyday household products.
7. True History of Fairy Tales
Cinderella's stepsisters cut their feet to make them fit into the golden slipper and Rumpelstiltskin tore himself in half when the miller's daughter found out his name. You won't see these horrific endings on any Disney movie.
8. Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth has gone down in history as a leader for the slavery abolition movement and a crusader for women's rights.
9. Victoria Woodhull
Hillary Clinton was not the first woman to run for US President. There have been many before her but here is the article about the very first woman to ever run for the presidency.
10. Carrie Nation
Carrie Nation was instrumental in starting Prohibition in the United States, even though she had passed aau several years before it happened.
Be sure to visit the History Archives for all the articles!
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