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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.

Phrase Origins
This is an article about the origins of some more common phrases we use almost everyday.

Kate Warne
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
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
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.

Mother's Day
How do you celebrate Mother's Day? Did you know the celebration of mothers and motherhood dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans?

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.

Samantha Smith
Ten year old Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Russian leader Yuri Andropov in 1982 asking him why he wants a war with United States. He replied that he didn't want a war with anyone and invited the young girl to Russia.

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