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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. Good-bye, Farewell and Amen
The highest rated television show in television history happened on this day in history. February 28, 1983 was the night that America said good-bye to the long running dramedy, M*A*S*H.
2. Janet Guthrie
Janet Guthrie became the first woman to drive in the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500. She was born on this day, March 7, 1938
3. Nine Russian Hikers Found Dead (February 26, 1959)
Nine experienced Russian hikers found dead in the Urals...with some unnatural injuries.
4. The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
Valentine's Day is supposed to be about love and romance, however, on this day in 1929, it meant something completely different for seven gangsters, in a garage, in Chicago.
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. Malcolm X
Malcolm X, a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement was murdered on this day, February 21, 1965.
7. Valentine’s Day : A Sweet Holiday
In honor of Valentine's Day, we take a look at some of our favorite candies and when they were first introduced.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Unusual March Events
We take a look at some of the unusual and zany holidays and events that occur in the month of March.
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