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Here are the top ten articles for the Today in History Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Arnold Rothstein
We take a look at notorious gambler, mob figure, and "sports fixer", Arnold Rothstein.
2. Nine Russian Hikers Found Dead (February 26, 1959)
Nine experienced Russian hikers found dead in the Urals...with some unnatural injuries.
3. The Battle of Alcatraz (May 2-4, 1946)
The bloodiest escape attempt in the 29-year history of one of America's most formidable prisons: Alcatraz.
4. Halloween Traditions and Their Origins
Do you know why things like trick or treating and Jack o' Lanterns are associated with Halloween? Read my article to find out.
5. Rose-Mar Killings (November 13, 1966)
Robert Benjamin Smith just wanted to make a name for himself. Following in the footsteps of his new "heroes," he did just that on November 13, 1966 when he shot and killed five women--including a 3 year old child--at the Rose-Mar College of Beauty in Mesa, AZ.
6. Annie Edson Taylor
Annie Edson Taylor was the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
7. August 7 Events and Birthdays
Charlize Theron was born Today in History...
8. A Woman Named Girly (September 10, 1999)
Reptilian aliens. A con-man. An innocent girl. What sounds like would be an amazing science fiction story turns out to be a true case of murder. Girly Chew Hossencoft, aged 36, disappeared on September 10, 1999. Her body was never found.
9. Remembering Lucille Ball
It was this day in history that Lucille Ball was born in 1911. Lucy is most famous for her 1950's television sitcom, I Love Lucy.
10. Uncle Tom's Cabin (March 20, 1852)
Uncle Tom's Cabin, probably one of the most significant abolitionist books in American History, was published March 20, 1852...
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