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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. Origins of Common Phrases
Have you ever wondered where the phrase "to paint the town red" had come from? Read my article to read of it's origin and the origin of other common phrases.
2. Cowboy Etiquette
Never touch another cowboy's hat and never touch or get on another cowboy's horse. Read about these and other simple rules of cowboy etiquette.
3. Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem has been the outspoken leader of the Women's rights movement ever since the 1960's. Read more about her in this article.
4. 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.
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. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Phrase Etymology
Some phrases we use in everyday life have weird, even gruesome origins. Phrases like Saved By the Bell and Rule of Thumb have strange origins.
10. 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.
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