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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. Nine Russian Hikers Found Dead (February 26, 1959)
Nine experienced Russian hikers found dead in the Urals...with some unnatural injuries.
2. Jackie Kennedy Marries Aristotle Onassis
When Jacqueline Kennedy announced her engagement to Aristotle Onassis the world was stunned. After earning love and respect as the First Lady to President John F. Kennedy it was hard to believe she would marry a man 23 years older than her who had a lackluster reputation. Why did she do it?
3. 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.
4. The Kent State Massacre
Nine students were injured and four students were killed when Ohio National Guardsmen fired on students at the Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Forty years ago today.
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. 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.
7. James Cagney - Died March 30, 1986
Who says entertainers can't have successful marriages? James Cagney married a 16 year old chorus girl and remained happily married until he died. Despite all of odds, Cagney remained a strong family man.
8. Charles Manson Convicted January 25, 1971
Was Charles Manson the smartest serial killer of his time or was he just lucky? After a life of crime he was convicted of first degree murder on January 25, 1971 and put on death row. Although still believed to be guilty, he is still alive today.
9. 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.
10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
We take a look at the dates of each ceremony and some of the inductees.
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