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1. Bath Township School Massacre
The Bath Township School Massacre happened in 1927 and is the deadliest school massacre in US history.
2. Stagecoach Mary
Stagecoach Mary was the was first African-American woman to have a star mail delivery route in the late 1800's.
3. 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.
4. The Schoolhouse Blizzard
The Schoolhouse Blizzard dropped only six inches of snow in Nebraska but had gale force winds and whipping snow that caught everyone off-guard. Many children were trapped in one-room schoolhouses during the blizzard.
5. Independence Day
The history of the United States' independence from British rule, is a long and storied one. Read some of the history of it.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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