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Wilbert Lee O'Daniel

Wilbert Lee 'Daniel was expected to be defeated by Miriam A. Ferguson in 1940 but gained important publicity when he announced he had informed Franklin D. Roosevelt that he had discovered a communist conspiracy in Texas. After his election nothing more was said about this matter and no one was arrested for this conspiracy.
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The “Black Friday” Gold Scandal

If any pair of investors had the financial clout and lack of scruples required to engineer the bedlam of Black Friday, it was Jay Gould and Jim Fisk. As president and vice president of the Erie Railroad, the duo had won a reputation as two of Wall Street’s most ruthless financial masterminds. Their rap sheets boasted everything from issuing fraudulent stock to bribing politicians and judges, and they enjoyed a lucrative partnership with Tammany Hall power player William “Boss” Tweed.
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The 1905 Russian Revolution

The 1905 Russian Revolution The 1905 Russian Revolution was sparked off by a peaceful protest held on January 22nd. This protest may well have been the turning point in the relationship the tsar, Nicholas II, enjoyed with his people. Led by a Russian Orthodox priest, Father Gapon, 150,000 people took to the cold and snow covered streets of St Petersburg to protest about their lifestyle.
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