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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. Nylon Stocking Day (May 15, 1940)
Prior to 1940, women's hosiery consisted of wool, cotton, or silk stockings. But, with an important discovery made by Julian Hill and Wallace Carothers, the legs of American women were changed and the developments have not slowed down.
2. Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862)
Cinco de Mayo--the Fifth of May. The day that Mexico's patriotism was reborn. Let's take a look at the setting and the events of this historic day...
3. Nine Russian Hikers Found Dead (February 26, 1959)
Nine experienced Russian hikers found dead in the Urals...with some unnatural injuries.
4. Caesar & The Battle of Thapsus (Feburary 6, 46 BC)
The famed battle of Thaspus--and what brought it about.
5. 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.
6. Freddie Mercury of Queen
On September 5, 1946 the world received and incredible gift of music in the form of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Unusual May Events
We take a look at some of the unusual and zany holidays and events that occur in the month of April
10. Michigan : State History Dates
Michigan is rich in history. We take a look at twenty important dates that occurred in the state's history.
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