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1. 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.
2. Bath Township School Massacre
The Bath Township School Massacre happened in 1927 and is the deadliest school massacre in US history.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Stagecoach Mary
Stagecoach Mary was the was first African-American woman to have a star mail delivery route in the late 1800's.
7. 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.
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9. The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile crisis was the closest that the United States had come to nuclear war against the Soviet Union and Cuba.
10. Civil War Guerrilla Leaders
William Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson were two of the more infamous guerrilla leaders in the Civil War.
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