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1998 Ice Storm
The Great Ice Storm of 1998 devastated Canada and parts of New York and the New England Region. It was known as "The Storm of the Century" after it ended.
19th Amendment Ratified
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, finally giving women the right to vote.
Did you know it was an African-American man who invented the potato chip and the three light traffic signal? Check out my article this week to read about them and other African-American inventors.
African-American Women Inventors
Did you know it was an African-American woman who invented the home security system complete with a camera and monitor in 1966? Read more about her and other African-American women who invented common household things we still use today.
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.
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.
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.
Carrie Nation was instrumental in starting Prohibition in the United States, even though she had passed aau several years before it happened.
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.
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.
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