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The death of Thomas Garrigue Masaryk...



Item # 588346

September 14, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 14, 1937

* Thomas Garrigue Masaryk death (1st report)
* Czechoslovakia founder & 1st President


This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 23 that include: "MASARYK IS DEAD; FOUNDED A NATION", "Ex-President of Czechoslovakia Was 87--Left Prague Office on Dec. 14, 1935", "Formed Czech Legions" and more with smaller subheads and nice inside page photo of Masaryk. Lengthy text here.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, (7 March 1850 – 14 September 1937) was an Austro-Hungarian and Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence during World War I became the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia. He originally wished to reform the Habsburg monarchy into a democratic federal state, but during the First World War he began to favour the abolition of the monarchy and, with the help of the Allied Powers, eventually succeeded.

Category: The 20th Century

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