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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. Anne Frank's Diary
Anne Frank was captured along with her family and some friends that were in hiding during the German takeover of the Netherlands. They were sent to Nazi concentration camps and her father was the only one to survive the Holocaust.
2. 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.
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4. Scandal at Bizarre Plantation
Nancy Randolph lived a life that was scandalous, to say the least, but persevered and eventually lived a happy life.
5. Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth has gone down in history as a leader for the slavery abolition movement and a crusader for women's rights.
6. Lincoln-Kennedy Similarities
Many of you have heard about the similarities between Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy such as Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln, but there are so many more than this.
7. Phrase Etymology
Som phrases we use in everyday life have weird, even gruesome origins. Phrases like Saved By the Bell and Rule of Thumb have strange origins.
8. 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.
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. Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba under a Communist thumb and almost was responsible for starting World War III when the Soviet Union placed nuclear weapons in Cuba, just 90 miles off of the coast of Florida.
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