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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. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Father's Day
This article is about the first Father's Day celebration and how the holiday was made possible by women.
8. Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC)
Julius Caesar's political prowess helped to influence most of the known world. The Roman empire expanded greatly under his leadership--so why was it that sixty members of his senate chose to assassinate him?
9. August 7 Events and Birthdays
Charlize Theron was born Today in History...
10. 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.
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