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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. Kate Warne
Kate Warne was the first female detective to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and was instrumental in thwarting the first assassination attempt against the President-elect Abraham Lincoln.
2. 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.
3. Olive Oatman
Olive Oatman, was kidnapped by the Yavapai Indian tribe after her family was slaughtered while on their way to California. She would later live with the Mojave Indians until her release several years later.
4. 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.
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. Bath Township School Massacre
The Bath Township School Massacre happened in 1927 and is the deadliest school massacre in US history.
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. Stagecoach Mary
Stagecoach Mary was the was first African-American woman to have a star mail delivery route in the late 1800's.
9. Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Mary infected numerous people in New York city with typhoid. Some people died from it s well. She was quarantined to a clinic for almost 30 years of her 69 years of life.
10. 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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