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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Today in History Site! These are the top ten articles that your Today in History Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Historic Dates For Abraham Lincoln
We take a look at the historic dates in the life of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
2. Bernard Goetz Becomes a Questionable Hero
Four rowdy men approached Bernard Goetz in a subway car. His reaction was to pull out an unlicensed gun and shoot all four of them. Some people praised him as a hero, and others believed he wasn't any better than the hoodlums that attacked him.
3. Titanic Timeline
We take a look at some of the important dates in Titanic history.
4. Klaus Barbie - the Butcher of Lyon
Klaus Barbie tortured and killed thousands of people and the US aided his escape to Bolivia. Despite his sadistic and evil tendencies, he was not arrested until four years before his natural death.
5. Jackie Mitchell
Jackie Mitchell was a potcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig consecutively during an exhibition game between her team and the New York Yankees.
6. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
We take a look at the dates of each ceremony and some of the inductees.
7. The Scopes Monkey Trial
John Scopes was put on trial for teaching evolution in his science class after Tennessee passed the Butler Act which forbade the teaching of evolution as the birth of mankind.
8. Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table (March 6, 1869)
Dmitri Mendeleev made an important discovery regarding the elements. From that discovery, he hypothesized and theorized and developed what, today, students and professionals alike refer to as The Periodic Table of Elements.
9. Walt Disney Dies of Lung Cancer
Walter Disney created Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy and gave them life. He also brought fun and imagination into our life with his creation of animated musicals and theme parks.
10. Amy Fisher- Long Island Lolita
In 1992, Amy Fisher, only 17 years old, shocked the world by shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head. Mary’s crime? She was married to the man Amy had taken on as a lover. After serving seven years, how has Amy’s life changed?
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