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.
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