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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. Memorial Day
Memorial Day started out as Decoration Day and was created to remember the soldiers of the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day would be to remember all fallen soldiers in the wars that the United States was involved in.
2. 1998 Ice Storm
The Great Ice Storm of 1998 devastated Canada and parts of New York and the New England Region. It was known as "The Storm of the Century" after it ended.
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4. Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer in history, died due to complications of Parkinson's Disease on June, 3, 2016. Just another in a long line of celebrities that 2016 had taken from us.
5. Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow laws was the moniker of the laws set in the southern states regarding segregation.
6. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire cost the lives of 146 people, most of whom were Jewish and Italian immigrant women, aged 16-23.
7. Battle at Shiloh
In 1862, the Battle at Shiloh Church was the costliest battle of the Civil War to date. Also known as the Battle at Pittsburg Landing, Confederate troops lost 10,000 soldiers while the Union forces suffered mass casualties of 13,000 soldiers.
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9. Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is the icon for the women who stepped up to the plate and entered the workforce during World War II. American women made up fifty percent of the workforce during the war.
10. 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.
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