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The Chappaquiddick Incident
Senator Edward Kennedy drove off a ramp leading onto a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island and into a pond, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy dd not report the accident for another ten hours in an apparent attempt to cover it up.
The Schoolhouse Blizzard
The Schoolhouse Blizzard dropped only six inches of snow in Nebraska but had gale force winds and whipping snow that caught everyone off-guard. Many children were trapped in one-room schoolhouses during the blizzard.
The history of the United States' independence from British rule, is a long and storied one. Read some of the history of it.
The Great Die-Up
The winter of 1886-87 was particularly brutal in the then territories of Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Millions of cattle died and basically ended the cattle industry as it was known then.
Civil War Guerrilla Leaders
William Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson were two of the more infamous guerrilla leaders in the Civil War.
This is an article about the origins of some more common phrases we use almost everyday.
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.
Montreux Jazz Festival
The history of the Montreux Jazz Festival is rich with music talent from Ella Fitzgerald to Eric Clapton. In 1971, someone set off a flare gun in the concert hall and burned the casino to the ground. This event is immortalized in the song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple.
Typhoid Mary infected numerous people in New York city with typhoid. Some people died from it s well. She was quarantined to a clinic for almost 30 years of her 69 years of life.
Olive Oatman, was kidnapped by the Yavapai Indian tribe after her family was slaughtered while on their way to California. She would later live with the Mojave Indians until her release several years later.
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