Trials - Famous & Infamous!

Trials - Famous & Infamous!

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Bugsy Siegel murders Harry Greenberg...

Item #652727

November 25, 1939

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, November 25, 1939

* Gangster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

* Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg murder

Page 8 has a one column heading: "Gangland Victim Linked to Lepke" with subhead. (see) First report coverage of the murder of gangster Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg by Benjamin 'Bugsy'  Siegel and a few others. Of course Siegel is not... See More  

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Mobster Kid Cann acquitted of murder....

Item #652646

February 19, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1936

* Kid Cann - Isadore Blumenfeldd

* Jewish-American mobster - gangster

* Minneapolis, Minnesota organized crime

The front page has a one column heading: "KID CANN ACQUITTED IN LIGGETT MURDER" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 2 with photo of Isadore Blumenfeld.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Compl... See More  

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Trial of Admiral Keppel...

Item #652592

January 19, 1779

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Jan. 19, 1779  The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with verbatim: "Proceedings of the Court Martial on the Trial of Admiral Keppel". As Wikipedia notes: 'During the American Revolutionary War Keppel came into a notorious dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser over Palliser's conduct as his second-in-command at the... See More  

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The John Scopes "monkey trial"...

Item #652502

July 08, 1925

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 8, 1925  The top of the first column has heads: "WOULD BAR EVOLUTION BY CONSTITUTION" "Bryan Group is Prepared to Go the Limit" "Adverse Decision to Be Appealed Through" with the text carrying over to page 11. 

This reports on the famous evolution vs. creation trial of teacher John Scopes in Dayton, Tennessee. ... See More  

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"First they came for the Socialists... then they came for me."

Martin Niemöller freed & rearrested in Berlin....

Item #652462

March 03, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 3, 1938

* Reverend Martin Niemöller rearrested

* Ant-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor

* Famous "First they came..." statement fame

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Niemoeller Freed in Reich, Then Rearrested; Is Seized After Conviction at Sedition Trial" First report coverage on anti-Nazi theologian, Reverend M... See More  

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Major Rogers captured by Indians, then escapes...

Item #652296
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1768  Among the items in this issue are: "Unsuccessful Trial to Cure Canine Madness" "An Account of the Antiquities of Athens" "Dr. P's Discoveries Concerning the Rhinoceros Justified" "List of Members in the Present Parliament" which takes 8 pages. Also: "An Account of the Horned Viper of Egypt"... See More  

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The John Scopes evolution trial...

Item #651944

July 11, 1925

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 11, 1925  The last column of the ftpg. has heads on the famous Scopes "monkey" trial at Dayton, Tennessee: "SEEK TO BAR THE EVIDENCE OF SCIENTISTS" "Prosecution in the Scopes Case Against It" "Its Exclusion Would Shorten Length of Trial" with the text carrying over to page 11.

Twelve pages, a bit irregular at ... See More  

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Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital... Iwo Jima saga preserved...

Item #651872

January 26, 1950

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, MA, January 26, 1950  Although it flew under the radar, on January 23, 1950 Israel's Knesset (Parliament) declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the State of Israel by a overwhelming 60-2 vote. The declaration made their stance effective back to 1948 - when Israel Statehood was enacted. Many newspapers did not report this event, but the lack of repo... See More  

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"Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky... Much on neutrality, & much on the Civil War...

Item #651760

September 09, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, September 9, 1861

* P.G.T. Beauregard official report

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the ... See More  

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Battle of Belmont, Missouri... re: Captain Nathaniel Gordon...

Item #651610

November 10, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 10, 1861 

* Battle of Belmont, Missouri

* Captain Gordon convicted - appeals for a new trial

Among the front page one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Reported Landing of the Expedition" "The Rebels  Drives Out of  their Batteries on the Rappahannock" "Additional Particulars of the Battle ... See More  

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Doctors' trial ends... Nazi human experimentation...

Item #651550

August 20, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 20, 1947

* Doctors' trial ends w/ guilty verdicts

* United States of America v. Karl Brandt

* Nazi human experimentation - Jewish holocaust

The front page has a two column heading: "Hitler's Doctor, 14 Others Guilty In Medical Experimentation Trial" First report coverage continues inside with photo of Dr. Karl Brandt.

Other news, sports and adv... See More  

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The Massie Affair - murder trial verdict...1932...

Item #651295

April 30, 1932

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, April 30, 1932 

* Massie murder trial verdict 

* Thomas and Thalia Massie 

* Joseph "Joe" Kahahawai Jr

This 16 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "MASSIE JURY CONVICTS FOUR, HONOLULU TENSE; REPRISALS ARE FEARED" with subheads and related photo (see photos). First report coverage on the convic... See More  

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1932 Thalia Massie murder trial verdict...

Item #651294

April 30, 1932

PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Arizona, April 30, 1932 

* Massie murder trial verdict 

* Thomas and Thalia Massie 

* Joseph "Joe" Kahahawai Jr

This 6 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "MANSLAUGHTER VERDICT FOR ISLAND QUARTET" with subheads (see photos). 1st report coverage on the conviction of Thomas H. Massie and others for the ... See More  

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Niblo's Garden... The "Black Crook"...

Baseball player (Dr. William H. Bell)... The Johnstown flood...

Item #651254

October 06, 1866


* "The Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden

* The 1st modern-day musical

* Baseball player portrait... The Johnstown Flood

Page 41 has a full page print of the "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook,' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden," This would eventually become genera... See More  

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Patterson v. Alabama... Scottsboro Boys....

Item #651041

April 02, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1935

* Patterson v. Alabama decision

* United States Supreme Court case

* Scottsboro Boys rape case

* Jury of African-Americans

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "NEW TRIAL ORDERED BY SUPREME COURT IN SCOTTSBORO CASE" with subheads. (See) Much more on page 15 with complete text of U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Other news, sports and ... See More  

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Chappaquiddick incident w/ Ted Kennedy & Mary Jo Kopechne...

Item #650852

July 25, 1969

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, July 25, 1969

* Senator Edward Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

* Chappaquiddick Island incident

The front page has a six column headline: "KENNEDY FACES TRIAL, POSSIBLE PRISON TERM" with subhead. (see) Nice to have coverage from a Massachusetts publication.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with reporting on the Apollo 11 Moon la... See More  

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Mrs. Harris is acquitted of involvement in Lincoln's murder...

Item #650683

July 20, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 20, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

* Mary Harris acquitted

* Reconstruction era

The top of the front page has: "Mary Harris' Trial" "Conclusion of the Washington Murder Case" "Exciting Scenes in the Court" "Sharp Practice of the Lawyers for the Defence" "Verdict of Acquittal" (see photos).

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Great coverage of the Scopes 'monkey' trial...

Item #650439

July 09, 1925

NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1925 

* Scopes Monkey Trial

* Dayton, Tennessee 

* William Jennings Bryan 

* Clarence Darrow

This issue has considerable coverage of the famous John Scopes "monkey trial" with a one column heading at the top of the front page: "BRYAN THREATENS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAR EVOLUTION" with subheads. (see)

This very famous trial involve... See More  

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Al 'Scarface' Capone in 1931....

Item #650373

February 26, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 26, 1931

* Al 'Scarface' Capone vs. United States

* Contempt of Court trial starts w/ photo

 The front page has a one column heading: "CAPONE PUT ON TRIAL; COURT ROOM GUARDED" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues inside with photo of Capone. He would be found guilty and be sentenced to Cook County Jail for 6 months. Always ... See More  

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Las Vegas gambling and divorce is legalized...

Item #650359

March 20, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1931

* Gambling becomes legal in Nevada (historic)

* Divorce legalized as well

Page 17 has one column headings: "SIX-WEEKS DIVORCE MADE LAW IN NEVADA" "Secret trial Provided--Governor Also Signs Bill to Legalize Gambling--Reno Prepared" (see) A historic report on the legalization of gambling that would eventually lead to the business boom of... See More  

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Indiana prepares for statehood... Court martial trial of General Edmund Gaines...

Item #650008

November 30, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1816  Pages 7 & 8 contain the inaugural address of Governor Jennings, the first governor of Indiana, given just a month prior  to Indiana becoming the 19th state of the Union. Not surprisingly much of his speech focuses on the work in gaining statehood.

Also inside is great detail on the: "Trial of General Gaines" court marti... See More  

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Thomas Edison & Al 'Scarface' Capone...

Item #649900

October 17, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1931

* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

* Falls into a coma - would die next day

* Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial

* Would be found guilty on this day

The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IN DEEP COMA" with subheads. (see) Edison would die on the following day.

Page 4 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AS 'NO P... See More  

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Al 'Scarface' Capone in 1931....

Item #649897

February 27, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 27, 1931

* Al 'Scarface' Capone vs. United States

* Contempt of Court trial decision (day of)

* Beer baron makes fortune in illegal alcohol

Page 12 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AFFIDAVIT UNDER FIRE IN TRIAL" with subheads. (see) He would be found guilty on this day and be sentenced to Cook County Jail for 6 months.

Also on the same page ... See More  

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Baseball, the Mormons, the Indians...

Item #649861

August 09, 1867

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1867  The front page has: "Indian Affairs - the Indian Commission at St. Louis--Arrangements for the Future--Gen. Sherman's Instructions to Gen. Hancock" and "Affairs In Utah - The Reported Split Among the Mormons--The Truth of the Affair--New Gold Fields" and "The Surratt Trial". Plus there is ore on the Mary Surratt trial on page 4.

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No pardon for outlaw Dick Liddil...

Item #649540

February 04, 1884


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Dick Liddil pardon ?

Page 2 has a great article on the notorious outlaw Dick Liddil with column heads: "DICK LIDDELL" "A Pardon Denied the Late Bandit by Governor Crittenden" "Effect of the Executive's Action on the Frank James Trial--Incompetency of Liddell's Testimony i... See More  

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Nice Harper's Weekly group, just after the Civil War...

Item #649309
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a lot of five issues from just after the Civil War. Dates are August 12, August 19, September 23, November 11, and December 2, 1865. A wealth of great prints including: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia'. Halfpg: 'Trial of Mowing Machines' & 'The Richmond Election--the Polling at the 1st Market House'. Nice doublepage cente... See More  

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Much on the Sam Houston flogging incident...

Item #649021

April 28, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 28, 1832  Within this issue is an article headed: "Case Of Samuel Houston" which is concerning his trial for flogging William Stanberry. This report is quite lengthy, taking almost 6 pages, with a portion including: "...At the moment of stepping on the side walk Mr. Houston stood before me. I think he called me by my name, and i... See More  

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Woodhull & Claflin in their libel suit...

Item #648973

March 05, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1874 

* Victoria Woodhull

* Tennessee Celeste Claflin

The back page has: "The Woodhull & Claflin Case" "The Challis Libel Suit Commenced--Two Jurors Obtained" takes close to have a column & begins: "The long-ending trial of Victoria C. Woodhull, Tennie C. Claflin, and Col. James H. Blood, charged with libeling Luther C. Challis ... See More  

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Outlaw Frank James is found innocent...

Item #648302

September 07, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES Sept. 7, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James found not guilty

* Jesse James gang - Gallatin, Missouri trial

A full column on the ftpg. & a full column on pg. 2 are headed: "FRANK JAMES ACQUITTED" "He Asks To Be Allowed to Lead A Peaceful Life" "An Outline of Some of the Daring Crimes in Which He & His Companions Have Taken Part". Not only is ... See More  

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Outlaw Dick Liddil released on bond... School for cowboys...

Item #648227

November 03, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 3, 1882  Page 2 has a somewhat brief article headed: "Dick Liddell [Liddil] Released on Bond" noting in part: "...the case of Dick Liddel, on trial for conspiracy in connection with the Mussel Shoals robbery, committed by Frank and Jesse James and Bill Ryan..." with more (see). Page 5 has: "Taught To Be Cowboys" "The Practical ... See More  

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The trial of Frank James coming to an end...

Item #648220

September 02, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Sept. 2, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin trial ending

Page 4 has most of a column headed: "NEARING THE END" "Th Trial of Frank James at Gallatin Drawing to a Close" "Testimony All In and Arguments to Begin Monday" "The Court's Order Concerning Instructions t the Jury--Mrs. Hite's To... See More  

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Final moments in the Frank James robbery/murder trial...

Item #648214

September 04, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

Page 2 has nearly a full column headed: "Criminal Calendar" "Instructions of the Judge in the Frank James Trial" "Stage Robbers Hanged--Shot by an Ex-Convict--Outraged and Killed--Other Criminal News". This reports the closing events of the notable ... See More  

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The trial of Frank James...

Item #648213

September 05, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

Page 4 has nearly a full column of text headed: "Battling For The Bandit" "Mr. Phillips' Appeal to the Jury on Behalf of Frank James" "Why He Appears as Counsel for Defendant--Mr. Glover's Address--The Arguments to Close Today". This was the... See More  

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Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks divorce...

Item #648139

January 11, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 11, 1935 

* Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks divorce

* Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping murder trial

* Great depression era original

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Mary Pickford Obtains Divorce In Surprise 3-Minute Hearing" with subhead. (see) First report coverage continues inside with photos of the couple. Also front ... See More  

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Teaching Evolution Banned...

Item #648082

March 24, 1925

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, March 24, 1925

* Tennessee bans the teachings of human evolution

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Tennessee Bans the Teaching of Evolution; Governor Says the Bible Disproves Theory" First report coverage on Tennessee being the first state to ban evolution teachings that would eventually lead to the famous Scopes' monkey t... See More  

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Mustering out Negro troops...

Item #647558

September 20, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1865 

* Henry Wirz trial

* Jefferson Davis

From shortly after the end of the Civil War but still with war-related reports including: "Returned Soldiers" "The Real Abolition Platform of Ohio" "Mustering Out Negro Troops" "The Wirz Trial" "Trouble Brewing in the Abolition Camp" "Jefferson Davis&q... See More  

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Leo Frank if found guilty of murdering Mary Phagan...

Item #647425

August 26, 1913

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, Aug. 26, 1913 

* Leo Frank found guilty

* Mary Phagan murder case

The top of the third column has heads on the famous Leo Frank murder trial, a sensation at the time which would become a made-for-TV movie in the 1990's. "LEO FRANK GUILTY OF MURDER OF GIRL" "Superintendent of Atlanta Pencil Factory Unmoved" "Crowd C... See More  

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The Presidential election...

General LaFayette... American Indians: Choctaw, Osage, Creeks...

Item #647185

December 04, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 4, 1824  Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each (see photos), plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county. Also, inside includes: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-deep meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General... See More  

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James Gang outlaw talks on the witness stand in the Frank James murder trial...

Item #646565

August 26, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "Giving Away The Gang" "Dick Liddell [Liddil] on the Witness Stand at Gallatin" "Full Details of His Connection with the James Boys" "How the Winston Train Robbery was Planned & Executed" and more. Th... See More  

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From the fabled Old West town of Tombstone... Deputy Sheriff Earp...

Item #646385

November 18, 1880

THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880 

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare Wyatt Earp mention

This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.

This rare issue was printed less than a year before... See More  

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Jefferson Davis is captured...

Item #646011

May 15, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865  The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He is Surprised at Irwinsville, Ga., on the 10th" "Jeff. Tries to Escape in Women's Clothes" "A... See More  

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Trial of Jefferson Davis... The Wall Street Panic of 1865...

Item #645518

August 16, 1865


* New York City Wall Street

* Post civil war stock market

* Jefferson Davis treason trial

Ftpg. column heads include: "The State Prisoners & Their Treatment" "The Freedmen of Virginia!" and much more. Inside has: "Trial of Jeff. Davis" "The Policy of President Johnson" "Business Excitement in New York&qu... See More  

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The very beginning of the O.J. Simpson media circus...

Item #645266

June 14, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 14, 1994 

* Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman

* Football great O. J. Simpson a suspect ?

* First report from the city where it happened

The significance of this issue is the relatively inconspicuous report on the front page with just a one column heading: "O.J. Simpson's Ex-Wife, Man Found Slain", in a newspaper from the city where... See More  

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"First they came for the Socialists... then they came for me."

Martin Niemöller arrested in Berlin....

Item #645075

July 02, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 2, 1937

* Reverend Martin Niemöller arrested

* Ant-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor

* Famous "First they came..." statement fame

The front page has a one column heading: "NAZIS FINALLY PUT NIEMOELLER IN JAIL" with subheads that include: "Accuse Pastor of Slandering Notables and Calling for Opposition to Laws" "Court Trial ... See More  

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Jefferson Davis indicted for treason...

Item #644908

May 11, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866 

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason

Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in ... See More  

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"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #644856

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy

Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Congress... See More  

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Eskimoes... Early print of the Merrimac...

Item #644675

February 23, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856  The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More  

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The Captain Huddy and Captain Asgill affair...

Item #644609

July 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1782  Page 3 has a nice accounting of the controversial hanging of American patriot Capt. Huddy and the resulting Asgill Affair including: "...Capt. Lippencot (the executioner of Capt. Huddy) was under trial of a court martial...that he would be condemned & punished; for it has been proved that he deliberately, & without any order, took the... See More  

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Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #644350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 

* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident

The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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