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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Battle at Shiloh
In 1862, the Battle at Shiloh Church was the life costliest battle to date, in the war. 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.
4. 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.
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6. 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.
7. Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow laws was the moniker of the laws set in the southern states regarding segregation.
8. 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.
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10. 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.
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