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Dates That Matter

Upcoming Dates and Topics:

October 23, 1855 - Clue: "Bleeding" Kansas has two governments.
Answer: The Topeka Convention set up a "free state" government in Kansas in opposition to those in Kansas who wanted it to enter the Union as a "slave state."

October 24, 1901 - Clue: Over the falls in a barrel.
Answer: Annie Edson Taylor is the first to ride Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive.

October 25, 1944 - Clue: The Japanese employ a frightening new battle technique.
Answer: The Japanese first use kamikaze fighters in World War II during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

October 26, 1977 - Clue: A dreaded disease has been wiped out.
Answer: The last naturally occurring smallpox infection strikes a man in Somalia.

October 27, 1873 - Clue: Joseph Glidden changes the face of the Old West.
Answer: Joseph Glidden creates the most successful form of barbed wire.

October 28, 1886 - Clue: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."
Answer: The Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

October 29, 1929 - Clue: Black Tuesday
Answer: The Stock Market "crashes" signaling the end of the prosperous 1920s and the beginning of the Great Depression.