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640305

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print..

Item #640305
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Bering Sea - Alaska




This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the ... See More  

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640770

Virginia... Repeal of the British Jew Bill of 1753...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1754 



* Jewish Naturalisation Act repealed



The prime content would be under the heading: "A Summary of the Proceedings in the Last Sessions of Parliament..." which reports the repeal of the famous Jew Bill of 1753. In 1753 a bill passed Parliament to allow Jews to become naturalized citizens but an uproar caused the bill to b
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640617

First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

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February 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 



* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* 1st English Channel crossing print

* "Peter the Wild Boy"




Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the ... See More  

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642101

Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770  This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770" (see). This map shows the Balkan peninsula and includes the region from then-German... See More  

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640122

Map of the Balkan Peninsula...

Item #640122
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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641358

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #641358
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779" (see). The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10... See More  

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640064

News from the French & Indian War... American Indian drawings...

Item #640064
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1756  Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is: "American News" which has a letter from Albany, & among other reports mentions that: "...Col. Broadstreet, with about 300 boatmen, were attacked by about 400 Canadians...Col. Broadstreet behaved gallantly and kept possession of a small island..." and a report
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640312

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #640312

October 22, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & Americ... See More  

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640776

French & Indian War... Braddock at Fort DuQuesne...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1755  Over two pages are taken up with: "A Scheme Proposed for Driving the French out of the Continent of America in one Year's Time" which includes some interesting reporting on the on-going French & Indian War, including a list of 14 items which could be done to be successful (see). Bits include: "The seven ships built ... See More  

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640495

Map of South America... Treaty of Utrecht...

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January 01, 1749

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map of "South America" which folds out to 9 1/2 by 11 inches. A very displayable & detailed map in great condition.

Among the articles within are: "Articles of the Treaty of Utrecht" between England and France, which takes over 3 pages and i
... See More  

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642035

Obituary of naval hero John Paul Jones...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792 (note the typesetting error of the date on the titlepg.)



* John Paul Jones death - pirate ?

* Revolutionary War naval commander

* "Father of the American Navy"




The most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul  Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not s... See More  

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640493

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #640493
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
... See More  

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640093

Map of the Island of Martinique... Early American Indians...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1759 



* Island of Martinique map

* Early Native American - Indians




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Martinico from the latest & best Authorities." with an inset labeled: "A Map of that Part of Guadaloupe where the English made their Defense, Jan. 23, 1759&quo... See More  

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640175

French & Indian War... Death of the King of England... Montreal...

Item #640175
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* French and Indian War




Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the ... See More  

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640296

Superman debuts in Macy's Day Parade...

Item #640296

November 19, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 19, 1940



* Superman debut in New York City

* Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

* Great item for Superman collectors




Page 30 has one column headings: " SUPERMAN TO STRUT OVER MACY PARADE" "Genie Emerging From Arabian Nights Bottle Also to Be Seen in Event Thursday" See image for text on one of the earliest mentions of this famed superhero. T... See More  

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640041

Founding of television...

Item #640041

March 06, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1927



* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions



This 150+ page newspaper has a banner headline on page xx5 (near back): "HOW BAIRD SEES THROUGH SPACE BY RADIO; Scotch Inventor Holds the Secret of Television in His Sensitive Photo-Electric Cell--He Transmits Images Nine Miles and Adds 'Looking In' to 'Listening In&... See More  

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642075

H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744



* HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found!




October issue:

Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into
... See More  

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640608

Blackwell's Island, long before Nellie Bly's undercover work...

Item #640608
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1866  The first article is 21 pages on: "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum" which includes 20 illustrations. Some 21 years later investigative reporter Nellie Bly would rise to journalistic fame by posing as an "insane" patient to be committed to the female asylum there and exposing cruelty towards patients and the... See More  

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640022

An advertisement concerning the "President's Household"...

Item #640022

May 30, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 30, 1789  Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspaper would have an ad on page 3 headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies ... See More  

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640647

Much on Botany Bay... George Washington...

Item #640647
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1791  Included is an interesting article headed: "Botany Bay" being a letter from Mr. White, surgeon-general at Botany Bay datelined Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, April 17, 1790. This articles takes a bit over a full page.

This is followed by an article headed: "America" which includes a portion of President Geo... See More  

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640081

NYC Collyer brothers... hoarding...

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November 19, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 19, 1942



* Collyer Brothers

* Bizarre & compulsive hoarding




Page 27 has two column headings: "Collyers Pay Off $6,700 Mortgage As Evictors Smash Way Into Home"

"Front Window of Harlem's 'Haunted House' Is Broken After Locksmiths and Sheriff Fail at Doors --Dust Chokes the 'Invaders'"
with related photo. (see) First r... See More  

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640272

Death of John Hancock...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793



* John Hancock death (1st report)

* American revolution patriot

* Declaration of Independence fame




Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock.  Perhaps it is not unexpected that... See More  

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640037

Focused on ridding society of alcohol...

Item #640037

March 01, 1900

TEMPERANCE TRIBUNE, Jefferson, Ohio, March 1, 1900



* Rare title



The masthead has a banner of the: "Non-Partisan National W.C.T.U." (Women's Christian Temperance Union) focused on the elimination of alcohol from society. This organization still exists today (see Wikipedia). This issue features a lengthy biography of Sarah "Annie" Turner Wittenmyer, its first national p... See More  

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642059

Gene Tunney defends heavyweight boxing championship...

Item #642059

July 27, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 27, 1928



* Gene Tunney defeats Tom Heeney

* World's heavyweight boxing title

* Last fight before retirement (3 days later)


The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TUNNEY SCORES KNOCKOUT OVER HEENEY IN ELEVENTH; ONLY 50,000 SEE THE BATTLE" with subheads. (see) Much more in the sport's section with headlines, photos and round by r... See More  

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640111

Al 'Scarface' Capone as a librarian ?...

Item #640111

August 14, 1935

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, August 14, 1935



* Al 'Scarface' Capone

* "Librarian of Alcatraz ?"




The front page has a interesting and somewhat bizarre article with a one column heading: "Capone Is Made the Librarian of Alcatraz Prison" See image for the text on a report that I cannot find any reference to on the internet that suggests Capone took this position at the t... See More  

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642119

The Black Hole of Calcutta... Battle of German Flatts...

Item #642119
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1758  The prime content would be: "A Genuine Narrative of the Sufferings of the Persons who were confined in the Prison called the Black Hole, in Fort William at Calcutta, in the Kingdom of Bengal after the surrender of that Placed to the Indians in June, 1756...".  This report by Holwell is considered the definitive report of thi... See More  

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642117

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish pleads insanity......

Item #642117

January 08, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 8, 1935



* Albert Fish pleads not guilty

* By reason of insanity

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of the back page has a one column heading: "PLEA OF INSANITY ENTERED FOR FISH" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is o... See More  

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640522

Nazis invade Crete...

Item #640522

May 23, 1941

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1941



* Battle of Crete

* Nazis invade Greece 

* World War II  - WWII




The front page has a six column headline: "NAZIS WIN CRETE FOOTHOLD, R.A.F. LEAVES" with subheads. (see) Much more on pages 2 & 3 with related map and photos. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and... See More  

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640597

Social Security bill becomes law in 1935...

Item #640597

August 15, 1935

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, August 15, 1935.

 

* Social Security bill is passed

* Franklin D. Roosevelt signs




The front page has a one column heading: "SOCIAL SECURITY BILL SIGNED BY PRESIDENT" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.
... See More  

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640674

United Negro College Fund founded....

Item #640674

May 01, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1944



* UNCF founded

* United Negro College Fund starts




Page 17 has brief, discrete but eventful article with one column headings: "Drive To Open Wednesday" "United Negro College Fund Seeks to Raise $1,500,000" See image for text here.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, rag edition, light staining on front p... See More  

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640209

Early and detailed report of a tennis match...

Item #640209

April 30, 1767

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 30, 1767 



* 18th century tennis



Inside has a very early report on the game of tennis, as such are difficult to find in 18th century newspapers. The report notes: "Yesterday the second grand match at tennis was played at the Tennis court, Whitehall, between Macon and Tomkyns, and finally ended; they were to play seven sets, three of which Macon won... See More  

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640528

Washington could not have won without the French...

Item #640528

February 12, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1782 



* Cutting paper money in half

* Prevention of mail robberies




Page 5 has a report from a Pennsylvania newspaper with some talk of prison ships, and the destination of some of the British departing the colonies (see). The back page has a letter from New York reporting how: "...America is more internally weak at this moment than almost at... See More  

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640410

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #640410

March 19, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 19, 1935



* Albert H. Fish court trial - self-harm

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of the back page has a one column heading: "'NOT IN RIGHT MIND,' FISH WROTE TO SON" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one o... See More  

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640011

From the nation's capital during its founding year...

Item #640011

January 31, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 31, 1789  A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in just 3 months. Pages 1 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 & pg. 3 have news & ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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642042

Coal mine disaster in Centralia, Illinois...

Item #642042

March 26, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 26, 1947



* Centralia, Illinois

* Coal mine explosion disaster




The front page has a two column heading: "119 Miners Feared Dead In Explosion at Illinois Pit" (see) First report coverage on the coal mine disaster at Centralia, Illinois. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and advertise... See More  

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640206

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #640206

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767



* Commodore John Byron

* HMS Dolphin

* World voyage




Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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640466

A voyage around the world...

Item #640466
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1769  The first five pages of this issue are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Voyage of the Swallow Sloop Round the World" which includes much descriptive text (see for beginning). a note on a pamphlet titled: "The true constitutional Means for Putting an end to the disputes between Great Britain & the American Colonies"... See More  

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640025

Ringgold, Louisiana Negro lynching...

Item #640025

February 20, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1933 



* Nelson Nash, Negro lynching - hanging

* Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana
 



Page 4 has one column headings: "MOB LYNCHES NEGRO IN LOUISIANA SLAYING" "Police Say Prisoner Confessed Killing of Bank Cashier, Who Died Protecting His Wife"

First report coverage on the lynching of Negro Nelson Nash in Ringgold, Louisiana.... See More  

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642118

Battle of Waterloo... Andrew Jackson murdered?

Item #642118

August 19, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815  Certainly the prime  content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the French on the historic battle, which was a significant defeat for Napoleon B... See More  

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640397

Three new ships are launched at Pittsburgh...

Item #640397

May 15, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 15, 1804  Inside has a brief report noting: "At Pittsburgh (the head of Ohio river) were launched on the 30th March, the ship Louisiana, 300 tons burthen--on the 31st schooner Conquest, 126 tons, pierced for 18 guns--and on the 1st of April, the schooner Alleghany. The first sailed down the river the next day in ballast; the s... See More  

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642055

Lost in the Bermuda Triangle... Perhaps the most famous unsolved mystery...

Item #642055

December 08, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 8, 1945 



* Bermuda Triangle Flight 19 disappearance

* 5 TBM Avenger torpedo bombers

* One of the most famous unsolved mysteries




The top of page 10 has a one column heading: "AIR ARMADA OF 252 HUNTS NAVY PLANES" with subhead. (see) This is an actual report of one of the more bizarre mysteries in American history, particularly with the controversy ... See More  

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640562

Objections to acknowledging American independence...

Item #640562

April 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 23, 1782 



* American Independence ?

* British oppose




The back page has a short bit noting: "It is said the great obstacle of peace with America is  the proposition of independence. The Earl of Shelburne and Lord Ashburton are positively against it. They have already given their opinions publicly."

This is followed by a letter from A... See More  

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642162

Adele Blood suicide death... actress...

Item #642162

September 14, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 14, 1936



* Adele Blood suicide death (gun)

* Silent movies & vaudeville actress




The top of the back page has a one column heading: "ADELE BLOOD HOPE, ACTRESS, ENDS LIFE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the suicide death of this American actress in silent movies, vaudeville and theater.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the da... See More  

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640386

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #640386

March 25, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1935



* Albert H. Fish court trial - Confession

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of page 3 is a one column heading: "'FISH SAYS HE SLEW THE GAFFNEY BOY" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publi... See More  

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642050

Omaha wins Preakness Stakes in 1935...

Item #642050

May 12, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, May 12, 1935



* Thoroughbred racehorse - horse racing

* Omaha wins Preakness Stakes (2nd of 3)

* Triple Crown champion




The top of the front page of this section has a two column headline: "OMAHA TAKES PREAKNESS BY SIX-LENGTH MARGIN; 45,000, RECORD, SEE RACE" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the 2nd of 3 historic... See More  

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642070

Charles Lindbergh flies "Spirit of St. Louis"....

Item #642070

May 01, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1928



* Aviator Charles Lindbergh

* "Spirit of St. Louis" airplane

* Smithsonian Institute in Wash. D.C.




The front page has a one column heading: "'WE' FLY TOGETHER ON FINAL JOURNEY" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Charles Lindbergh flying his famous airplane for the last time.

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

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640336

Brazilian Revolution of 1930....

Item #640336

October 25, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1930



* Brazilian Revolution of 1930

* Armed movement - coup

* End of the First Brazilian Republic

* Washington Luis & Julio Prestes




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "REVOLUTION TRIUMPHS IN ALL BRAZIL; PRESIDENT PRISONER, PRESTES IN HIDING; RIOTING IN RIO; SAO PAULO JOINS IN COUP" with subheads. Lengthy text continues on ... See More  

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640634

A tornado described and illustrated...

Item #640634

August 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, August, 1799  Included is a very interesting letter taking nearly half a page which describes the "phenomenon" of what we consider a relative common cyclone, or tornado. But apparently at the time, in England, such events were almost unknown. Interesting reading as the eye-witness describes the tornado (see). Adjacent to it is a full page plate... See More  

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642033

1928 Italian Grand Prix disaster...

Item #642033

September 10, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1928



* 1928 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

* Emilio Materassi - Bugatti Type 35

* Auto - motor race wreck disaster




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "19 Killed, 26 Hurt, at Auto Grand Prix in Italy; Racing Car Plunges Into Crowd at Grand Stand" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, t... See More  

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642072

Charles Poole murder by the Black Legion

Item #642072

May 22, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1936



* Black Legion - American terrorists

* Charles Poole murder - lynching

* Works Progress Administration organizer




The front page has a one column heading: "SEVEN 'VIGILANTES' ACCUSED OF MURDER" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and advertisements... See More  

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