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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. Annie Edson Taylor
Annie Edson Taylor was the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
2. Nine Russian Hikers Found Dead (February 26, 1959)
Nine experienced Russian hikers found dead in the Urals...with some unnatural injuries.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. August 8 Events and Birthdays
Dustin Hoffman was born Today in History...
6. 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.
7. August 6 Events and Birthdays
Lucille Ball 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. A Declaration of War (July 28, 1914)
Five days after receiving and returning the Austrian Ultimatum, Serbia found itself the unwanted target of a declaration of war. Accused of being the cause of the death of Archduke Ferdinand, Serbia fought Austria in what would be the beginning of World War I. But, who was really responsible?
10. January 16th - Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 16th.
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