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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.
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
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire cost the lives of 146 people, most of whom were Jewish and Italian immigrant women, aged 16-23.
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.
Woodstock Music Festival
The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival took place over four days and was plagued with problems,and more than twice as many people showed up than were expected but it was a peaceful music festival, when it was all said and done.
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