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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. Mother's Day
How do you celebrate Mother's Day? Did you know the celebration of mothers and motherhood dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans?
2. Kent State University Massacre
On May 4th, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students at the Kent State University during a student protest of the Viet Nam War. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.
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. Samantha Smith
Ten year old Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Russian leader Yuri Andropov in 1982 asking him why he wants a war with United States. He replied that he didn't want a war with anyone and invited the young girl to Russia.
5. 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.
6. 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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8. Cowboy Etiquette
Never touch another cowboy's hat and never touch or get on another cowboy's horse. Read about these and other simple rules of cowboy etiquette.
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.
10. Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem has been the outspoken leader of the Women's rights movement ever since the 1960's. Read more about her in this article.
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