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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. The First Signature Serial Killer
Harvey Glatman was put to death on his day in history, Sep. 18, 1959. He is known as this country's first signature serial killer.
3. 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.
4. Remembering 9/11
This article is about remembering the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
5. 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.
6. The Wizard of Oz
Read some facts you may have not known about one of America's most loved movies, The Wizard of Oz.
7. 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.
8. University of Texas Massacre
It was this day in history; August 1, 1966 when ex arine and former Eagle Scout Charles Whitman climbed up to the observation deck of a tower at the University of Texas and began shooting people down below him.
9. First Test Tube Baby Born
The very first test tube baby was born on this day in history, July 25, 1978. Louise Joy Brown had been the first successful birth conceived by in vitro fertilization.
10. 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.
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