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Did you know that Velcro was developed when a scientist found burdocks on his dog's fur? Or that the potato chip was invented by an angry chef? Read about these and more "happy Accidents" that became everyday household products.
The Great Chicago Fire
Mrs. O'Leary's cow was blamed for a fire that ripped through Chicago destroying some 70,000 buildings and 73 miles of road and caused the death of at least 300 people.
Clara Barton helped form the American Red Cross after her visit to the International Red Cross in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War. She served as the American Red Cross's first president.
Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was well respected and even today people still visit her tomb and leave offerings for her to still help grant peoples' wishes.
Shirley Temple went from being a lovable child star during the Great Depression to becoming a politician in later life.
19th Amendment Ratified
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, finally giving women the right to vote.
Some phrases we use in everyday life have weird, even gruesome origins. Phrases like Saved By the Bell and Rule of Thumb have strange origins.
Scandal at Bizarre Plantation
Nancy Randolph lived a life that was scandalous, to say the least, but persevered and eventually lived a happy life.
Anne Frank's Diary
Anne Frank was captured along with her family and some friends that were in hiding during the German takeover of the Netherlands. They were sent to Nazi concentration camps and her father was the only one to survive the Holocaust.
Hillary Clinton was not the first woman to run for US President. There have been many before her but here is the article about the very first woman to ever run for the presidency.
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