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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.
The history of the United States' independence from British rule, is a long and storied one. Read some of the history of it.
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.
Kate Warne was the first female detective to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and was instrumental in thwarting the first assassination attempt against the President-elect Abraham Lincoln.
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.
Kent State University Massacre
On May 4th, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students at the Kent State University during a student protest of the Viet Nam War. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.
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.
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