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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. August Heatwave of 2003
August 2003 saw a heatwave that killed thousands of people in Southern Europe and a power outage on the eastern seaboard that affected states from New Jersey to Michigan and parts of Canada.
2. Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme court.
3. Historic Dates For Ronald Reagan
We take a look at some of the important dates in the life of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
4. The Wizard of Oz
Read some facts you may have not known about one of America's most loved movies, The Wizard of Oz.
5. 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.
6. Geraldine Mock
Geraldine Mock was the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world and completed her trip on this day in history, April 17, 1964.
7. Titanic Timeline
We take a look at some of the important dates in Titanic history.
8. 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.
9. Greensboro Sit-In (February 1, 1960)
On February 1, 1960, four young college students went to a Woolworth's lunch counter and sat down. Not a very significant thing--except, these four young college students were black. Their sitting at the counter sparked a week long sit-in that helped jump start the Civil Rights Movement.
10. Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on this day in history, Sep. 3, 2012. Co-starring in several movie roles, he is probably best known for his protrayl of John Coffey in The Green Mile.
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