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Kent State Tragedy
Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire at Kent State University on students and protestors, that gathered to protest the sending of armed troops into Cambodia during the Viet Nam war.
Memorial Day started out as Decoration Day and was created to remember the soldiers of the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day would be to remember all fallen soldiers in the wars that the United States was involved in.
Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer in history, died due to complications of Parkinson's Disease on June, 3, 2016. Just another in a long line of celebrities that 2016 had taken from us.
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.
Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is the icon for the women who stepped up to the plate and entered the workforce during World War II. American women made up fifty percent of the workforce during the war.
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.
The Great Boston Molasses Disaster
A five story tank full of molasses burst one winter day in Boston, Massachusetts. Killing people and destroying property.
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.
The Tet Offensive
Some felt the Tet Offensive was a crucial turning point in the Vietnam War as the North Vietnam Army, along with the Vietcong, captured five South Vietnam cities. However in less than a month, South Vietnam regained control of those cities.
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