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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. 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.

2. Nine Russian Hikers Found Dead (February 26, 1959)
Nine experienced Russian hikers found dead in the Urals...with some unnatural injuries.

3. 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...

4. 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.

5. 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.

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. 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.

8. Japan's Abe Sada (May 21, 1936)
Sada Abe created a scandalous name for herself in 1936 in Japan. During a time when women were akin to property, Sada was determined to control her man--and she did it the only way she knew how...

9. Lizzie Borden Acquitted (June 20, 1893)
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks...or did she? She was acquitted on three counts of murder on June 20, 1893, but the legend of her murderess rampage that August 4th morning lives on... is it fact or is it fiction?

10. 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.



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