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Most Historic Moments in Iowa

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Villisca ax murder (1912) Report Abuse
In a brutal crime that was never solved, two adults and six children were found axed to death at a home in the town of Villisca in southeast Iowa. The home were the murders occurred is open for tours.
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The Day the Music Died (1959) Report Abuse
A plane carrying Rock and Roll legends Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson crashed in Clear Lake, killing all three plus the pilot. The incident was immortalized in Don McLean's song "American Pie"
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United Flight 232 crashes in Sioux City Report Abuse
The DC-10 made an emergency landing, killing 112 of the 285 passengers on board.
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Floods of 1993 Report Abuse
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Tinker Supreme Court decision 1968 Report Abuse
A group of students protesting the Vietnam War were told by officials at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines that they couldn't wear black arm bands. The Supreme Court ruled that the action by the school violated the students' free speech rights and gave all students greater freedom to express their opinions at school.
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Flu outbreak kills hundreds, including 700 soldiers at Camp Dodge in 1918 Report Abuse
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12-year-old Johnny Gosch is kidnapped Report Abuse
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Bobbi McCaughey delivers first living septuplets Report Abuse
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Gang Lu kills five at University of Iowa shooting in 1991 Report Abuse
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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visits in 1959 Report Abuse
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All five Sullivan brothers killed in single WWII attack Report Abuse
This was the greatest single casualty suffered by one family during the war and led to greater enforcement of a rule that family members couldn't serve in the same unit.
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Iowa native Herbert Hoover elected President in 1928 Report Abuse
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Pope John Paul II visits in 1979 Report Abuse
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A-P football coach Ed Thomas killed by former player Report Abuse
The story made the cover of that week's Sports Illustrated.
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University of Iowa conducts experiments in stuttering Report Abuse
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Tornado wipes out town of Pomeroy and kills 70 in 1893 Report Abuse
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F5 tornado strikes Parkersburg in 2008 Report Abuse
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Jesse James robs a series of banks in southern Iowa in 1871 Report Abuse
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Foundation for the first computer built at Iowa State in 1937 Report Abuse
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Iowa is granted statehood in 1846 Report Abuse
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