Search Within Results:
Other Potential Titles...
Note: In addition to what may or may not be shown below, issues may be available for this date which have yet to be listed on our website.|
View Potential Titles for 01/01/1500
Due to the size of our inventory, it is possible we still may have what you are looking for. Please call (570-326-1045) or send your request to .
April 4, 1882
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, April 4, 1882
* Jesse James assassination
* Robert & Charles Ford
* St. Joseph, Missouri
Page two contains a significant report of the shooting of noted outlaw Jesse James by two former James Gang members, Charles and Robert Ford. The report is headed: "Jesse James Killed" and reads in part: "...from St. Joseph says: &... See More
December 23, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that: "...pursue every measure which the Congress may recommend to them a... See More
April 21, 1865
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, April 21, 1865
* Post death report of a speech given by President Lincoln
* Coverage of his
An early issue of this newspaper under Yankee control, as Sherman occupied this significant Confederate city on February 18. This is "new series" volume 1, number 48.
The front page has: "Our Victories" "Important Speech of Preside... See More
October 28, 1871
ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, A.T. (Arizona Territory), October 28, 1871
* Very rare title
A very early & rare title from Southern Arizona, published 41 years before Arizona would become a state. Our records indicate this is the earliest date of this title we have offered in memory, the previous earliest dated 1874.
Inside has: "The Apache War" "Colyer's Canad... See More
May 12, 1701
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:
May 12, 1701 One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.
Datelined May 10, ... See More
January 1, 1780
BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANACK for the year 1780. Pgae 2 still has the very desired print: "View of the British Fortress at Stoney-Point, Stormed and Carried by a party of te Light Corps of the American Army, under the command of Gen. WAYNE, on the morning of the 16th of July last." Four locations are noted in the key at the bottom. Very rare to find period maps of the Revolutio... See More
February 21, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693 This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.
The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several WITCHES ... See More
July 18, 1941
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, a trio of issues for May 16, July 17 and 18, 1941
* The sports page of May 16 has a report on the game with the Chicago White Sox, noting a 13-1 defeat, but also including the box score which shows Joe DiMaggio had a hit. Also a neat subhead noting: "Joe Singles", likely because Joe is from San Francisco.
Who would have know this game would be the b... See More
February 22, 1772
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE; AND COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 22, 1772 The handsome masthead features an intricate engraving of the Royal cost-of-arms.
Varied content within, including a report noting: "...been problematical whether tea drinking out to be encouraged among us...". A report from Williamsburg mentions creating a canal between the James and York Rivers. Another item... See More
October 22, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Oct. 22, 1863 This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The ftpg. contains several war related reports including ite... See More
Item #662841GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity. The map measures 12 3/4 by 14 inches and is in uncommonly ... See More
April 20, 1861
DAILY APPEAL EXTRA, Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 1861 An extremely scarce item, being a broadside edition (printed on one side only) of a newspaper from early in the Confederacy from a city which was only "Confederate" until the battle of Memphis, June 6, 1862, after which it was in Yankee control.
The front has a very nice graphic devise at the top of the first column showing a ... See More
March 31, 1865
MISSISSIPPI FREE TRADER, Jackson, Mississippi, March 31, 1865. A quite rare Confederate newspaper from very late in the Confederacy. Text on the front page and back page verify this is as Confederate newspaper and not Union occupation.
A ftpg. item headed: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT!" includes: "...the forces of the enemy, consists of Sherman's and Schofield's combined commands...&q... See More
January 18, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853 The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account.
Part of the subhead notes: "...Recovery of a... See More
December 19, 1782
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.
Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with h... See More
November 27, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781 This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
Although the formal letter from Cornwallis announcing the surrender would appear in the next issue, that issue dated Nov. ... See More
November 14, 1780
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 1780 All of the front page is taken up with reports on the Revolutionary War including most of the first column being a letter datelined: "New York, Oct. 12" and signed in type: H. Clinton.
This letter deals with the Andre/Arnold treason plot and includes in part: "...I had the honour of informing your Lordship that the American Major Gen... See More
April 19, 1906
THE CALL-CHRONICLE-EXAMINER, San Francisco, California, April 19, 1906 This newspaper is destined to be--if not already--one of the premiere issues of the early 20th century.
See the photos for the great headlines and reports found on the front page.
Due to the destruction of the presses in San Francisco, these three separate & competing newspapers combined under one masthead for this ... See More
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865 A very historic issue with the front page, first column heads: "BOOTH'S END" "The Shooting of the Assassin of the President" "The Flight and Desperate Resistance" "He is Traced Through the Swam[ps of Maryland and Virginia and Burned Out of a Barn" "He Refuses to Surrender and is Shot" "The Body In Wash... See More
April 27, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Ma... See More
January 31, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 31, 1778 This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.
The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale of &... See More
November 25, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."
Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jers... See More
May 25, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution of South Carolina". A page 2 article begins: "George Merchant, a private...rifleman from Vi... See More
July 8, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848 The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican republic was concluded and signed at the city of Guadalupe Hidalgo..." followed b... See More
November 30, 1862
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 30, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page items are: "The Expedition for the Opening of the Mississippi River" "A Strong Appeal" with hopes of getting England to support the Confederacy; "The Valley of the Mississippi" and more.
Inside includes... See More
October 11, 1871
CHICAGO EVENING MAIL, Oct. 11, 1871 What could be better than a Chicago newspaper covering the Chicago Fire of 1871?
A great issue created under challenging situations as explained on page 2: "To Our Readers & The General Public" "Although not a type or a dollar's worth of the material of the Evening Mail survived the conflagration, arrangements have been made whereby... See More
November 1, 1781
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.
The report reads in part: "We are extremely sorry to inform our reads...dispatches...dated the 29th of October, informing that on ... See More
July 29, 1789
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789 Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.
Holding true to this statement,... See More
March 26, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782 Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More
April 8, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #4 issue.
Some war news inside including an item: "...a party of the enemy...landed from a galley below Tarry-Town, were luckily early discovered by our people... See More
July 31, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of the correspondences are signed in type by Andrew Pickens, Henry Lee, and Francis Marion.
... See More
May 1, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 1, 1781 Page 2 ha some nice war-related content including a letter from General Greene's headquarters, bits including: "...wrote you on the 23d...since which we have been in pursuit of the enemy with a determination to bring them to action again. On the 27th we arrived at Rigden's Ford...imagined they meant to wai... See More
February 14, 1929
YOUNGSTOWN VINDICATOR, Ohio, February 14, 1929 The front page features a great banner headline reporting the historic St. Valentine's Day Massacre: "GANGSTERS LINE UP AND MURDER SEVEN MEN".
Subheads include: "Whole Gang Wiped Out In Beer Headquarters" "Rivals Herd Victims Into Back Room, Line Them Up, Riddle Them with Bullets" "Murderers Pose As Office... See More
August 17, 1948
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 17, 1948 The top of the front page features a nice full-figure photo of Babe Ruth, headed: "Babe Ruth, Baseball Idol, Dies at 53 After Lingering Illness" beneath which is: "Famous Diamond Star Fought Losing Battle Against Cancer for 2 Years--End Comes Suddenly After Encouraging Rally".... See More
But even better coverage is on pages 14 & 15, each featur
But even better coverage is on pages 14 & 15, each featur
September 13, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".
As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The ... See More
Item #642030THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention has fou... See More
If you are searching for a newspaper from a specific date, please note that we have a vast selection available for purchase by using the date picker on our gifts and birthday newspapers page.