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It was April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, after striking an iceberg. Just over 2.000 people lost their lives on the fateful maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. Just over 700 people were rescued by another ship called the RMS Carpathia about an hour afte
The Cattle Drive
The cattle drive was romanticized by western movies and television shows, but in reality, it was a long, dangerous and arduous task to get the cattle to a railhead to be sold and shipped to Chicago and points East.
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.
Judy Garland was an icon in show business from the 1930's and right up to her death in 1969.
The Revolutionary War
The battles of Lexington and Concord was the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in Massachusetts, the epicenter of colonist agression against the British Crown.
Civil War Overview
Seven states in the south seceded from the Union when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the federal government. South Carolina then ordered the surrender of Fort Sumter from federal control and when the federal government refused, Confederate forces fired on the fort, starting the Civil War.
Florence Nightingale set the standards for sanitary conditions in a hospital setting. She also worked with such women pioneers as Elizabeth Blackwell and Linda Richards.
Oklahoma Land Rush
The great Oklahoma Land Rush happened in April of 1889. By the end of the day, some 50,000 settlers had staked out land for homesteads and towns.
American Bicentennial Celebration
1976 Was the year of America's Bicentennial Celebration. It was the 200 year anniversary of America's independence from England's rule and was the date that the founding fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence.
Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver to join NASCAR and the first African-American to win a major race and be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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