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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. 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.
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5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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