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Harriet Tubman was a very important and influential woman. Not only did she help slaves escape to freedom through the underground railroad but she also led a charge for the Union army in a raid against Confederate strong holds. When she died in 1913, she was buried with full military honors.
History Newsletter Article
Article describing History site newsletter and how to sign up for the newsletter.
Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow laws was the moniker of the laws set in the southern states regarding segregation.
Judy Garland was an icon in show business from the 1930's and right up to her death in 1969.
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.
Many of you have heard about the similarities between Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy such as Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln, but there are so many more than this.
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.
Som phrases we use in everyday life have weird, even gruesome origins. Phrases like Saved By the Bell and Rule of Thumb have strange origins.
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