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Fidel Castro ruled Cuba under a Communist thumb and almost was responsible for starting World War III when the Soviet Union placed nuclear weapons in Cuba, just 90 miles off of the coast of Florida.
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.
Did you know that Velcro was developed when a scientist found burdocks on his dog's fur? Or that the potato chip was invented by an angry chef? Read about these and more "happy Accidents" that became everyday household products.
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.
Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was well respected and even today people still visit her tomb and leave offerings for her to still help grant peoples' wishes.
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