1st post-war Times Square Ball in 1946...

Item #684247

January 01, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 1, 1946

* Times Square Ball - New Year's Eve

* 1st post-World War II celebration

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "NOISIEST THRONGS SINCE '41 WELCOME NEW YEAR IN CITY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 3 with related photo. Great to have in this NYC publication.

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Amelia Earhart conquers the Atlantic in 1928....

Item #684240

June 19, 1928


* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart makes history
* Flies across the Atlantic Ocean

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "American Woman Conquers Atlantic" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on Amelia Earhart's famous Atlantic Ocean flight.

Complete with 16 pages, light tonin
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1894 Altoona, Pennsylvania...

Item #684237

September 13, 1894

MORNING TRIBUNE, Altoona, Penn. Sept. 13, 1894

* Uncommon title

This 4 pages newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

Large size issue measuring 28 x 20 inches, 4 pages, light even toning, a little wear at the folds, generally good. Should be handled with care.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee... Pulitzer Prize...

Item #684235

May 02, 1961


* Harper Lee's  "To Kill a Mockingbird"

* Pulitzer Prize for fiction novel winner

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Pulitzer for 'All the Way Home'; 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is Novel" Reporting continues on page 40 with photos of the winners including Harper Lee. (see)

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1913 Ten Tragic Days... Mexican Revolution...

Item #684234

February 19, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. Feb. 19, 1913

* Ten Tragic Days

* Mexico City conflict

* Mexican Revolution

The front page has a nice banner headline: "GUSTAVO MADERO IS EXECUTED BY GUARDS; Huerta Assumes Post As Governor-General Of Mexico" with subheads and 2 related photos. Nice for display.

Complete with 23 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, a little irregular ... See More  

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1900 Harvard-Yale football game...

Item #684232

November 24, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, November 24, 1900

* Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs 

* Ivy League - NCAA college football

* Turn of the 20th century

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "YALE THE WINNER" with subheads. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this e... See More  

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Naples and Avellino Captures by Allies

Item #684229

October 02, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 2, 1943

* Naples and Avellino captured

* Allied invasion of Italy

* World War II - WWII

The front page has a nice banner headline: "NAPLES AND AVELLINO FALL TO ALLIED FORCES" with subheads that include: "Bitter Enemy Stand on Coast Road to Naples Broken by 5th Army" "Naples Goes Mad With Joy As Grim Allied P8ush Ends" and more with ... See More  

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Death of actor William Bendix...

Item #684222

December 15, 1964

THE DETROIT NEWS, Dec. 15, 1964 

* William Bendix death - American actor

* Life of Riley & The Babe Ruth Story fame

The front page has a small one column photo with tiny heading: "'Riley' Dies" The top of page 22 has a three column heading: "Bill Bendix Dies at 58; TV's 'Riley'" (see) He was best known for the title role in "The Babe Rut... See More  

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1907 Monogah, West Virginia mining disaster...

Item #684219

December 07, 1907

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 7, 1907

* Monogah, Marion Co., West Virginia

* Coal mine explosion disaster (1st report)

* "The worst mining disaster in American History"

The front page has a two column heading: "SEEKING THE DEAD IN MONONGA MINE" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to ... See More  

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Rare Confederate newspaper... Confederates have stopped Sherman?

Item #684217

August 04, 1864

THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 

* Rare Confederate publication

* William T. Sherman

* March to the sea is stopped?

A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of... See More  

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Death of Jeff Davis’ son… General Polk offers pardon to deserters…

Item #684215

May 03, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 

* Very rare Civil War publication

A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Pr... See More  

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"Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #684214

October 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting

See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More  

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Dead Sea Scrolls are found...

Item #684213

April 25, 1948

NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1948

* Dead Sea Scrolls are found (1st report)

* Hebrew Bible  - Mandate of Palestine

The top of page 6 has a nearly half column report headed: "10 Ancient Scrolls Found In Palestine" "Books of Isiah and Daniel Are Among Ten Items in Hebrew Written About A.D. 70". This is the report of the significant finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls ".... See More  

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

Item #684212

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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Jeff Davis' Proclamation on the Mumford controversy: death for Butler... Battle of Murfreesboro... A "Memphis" title......

Item #684211

January 03, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 3, 1863 

* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Very rare publication

This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. The most notable content in the issue is the back page report headed: "The Battle At Murfreesboro" "... See More  

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Beginning moments of the Civil War... Jeff Davis Proclamation on creating a navy, and more...

Item #684210

April 19, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 

* Civil War beginning

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* Rare Confederate publication

Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of... See More  

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The Harlem River Canal, New York... 1890...

Item #684206

March 22, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 22, 1890

The ftpg. has four illustrations of: "The Harlem River Ship Canal", the largest of which shows a "General view of the rock excavation and future course of the canal." A related report is on an inside page and contains a small illustration.

Additional unrelated reports include: "Smokeless Gunpowder", "An Improved S... See More  

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Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish capture...

Item #684205

December 15, 1934

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, December 15, 1934

* Albert Fish captured - arrested

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"

The front page has a one column heading: "FISH ADMITS KILLING CHILD" with subhead. (see)

Complete with all 16 pages, light toning at the... See More  

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1874 Brooks-Baxter War.... Republican Party...

Item #684200

April 29, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1874

* Brooks-Baxter War

* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Republican Party factions

The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "LIGHT AT LAST" "A Complete Story of the Arkansas Conflict" "Brooks' Statement" "Baxter's Story" and more. (see) Very lengthy text.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 16 pag... See More  

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The Hardest Day... 1940 Battle of Britian...

Item #684199

August 19, 1940


* The Hardest Day - Battle of Britain

* German Luftwaffe vs. British Royal Air Force

* World War II - WWII

The front page has a nice banner headline: "BOMB BRITAIN'S AIRDROMES; 140 Nazi Planes Downed, English Say; Berlin Claims 182" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. The back page has 4 related photos and a map. Always nice to have not... See More  

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The Kent State shootings of protesting students....

Item #684198

May 06, 1970

THE RALEIGH TIMES, North Carolina, May 6, 1970 

* Kent State shootings - massacre

* Invasion of Cambodia protest

The front page has a four column headline: "Peaceful Protests Mark Slaying of 4" with 2 related photos. Coverage on the Kent State shootings by the Ohio National Guard upon protesting students.

Complete in 42 pages, a few small bindings holes along spine, nic... See More  

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Lindbergh recounts his historic flight...

Item #684196

May 23, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1927 

* Aviator Charles Lindbergh

* Famous solo airplane flight

* Across the Atlantic Ocean

A terrific issue on Charles Lindbergh's epic flight across the Atlantic Ocean with a 3-line banner head: "LINDBERGH'S OWN STORY OF EPOCHAL FLIGHT; TEMPTED TO TURN BACK, KEEPS ON IN STORM; ASKS FISHING BOAT: 'AM I ON ROAD TO IRELAND?' " ... See More  

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1862 Battle of Mill Spring, Kentucky...

Item #684194

January 27, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 27, 1862 

* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* Colored soldiers

Entire ftpg. is taken up with ads with the Civil War reports on pages 4, 5 & 8. Column heads there include: "The Battle of Mill Spring" "The Rebel Account of Their Defeat" "They Admit Large Losses". Also: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Aid of Colored Uni... See More  

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First flight of the Hindenburg to the U.S...

Item #684163

May 09, 1936

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., May 9, 1936 

* Hindenburg - LZ-129 zeppelin - airship

* Very 1st flight to America - North Atlantic

* Lakehurst, New Jersey disaster fame

The top of the front page has a five column headline: "Giant German Airship Completes Ocean Trip" with subhead: "The Hindenburg Is Moored at Lakehurst..." (see)

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1918 Spanish Flu pandemic...

Item #684161

October 17, 1918


* The Spanish flu pandemic

* H1N1 influenza A virus

* Masks to be worn

The front page has a one column heading: "State Health Board Called To Discuss The 'Flu' Situation" with subheads. (see) Also another one column heading: "Carnival Spirit Pervades Crowds Masked At Fair" with subheads. (see)

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Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #684157

June 21, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, June 21, 1746 

* Rare 18th century title

* Nice masthead

An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches,... See More  

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One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #684156

April 03, 1795


* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale advertisements

If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

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1910 Charles Rolls in airplane flight...

Item #684155

June 02, 1910

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 2, 1910

* Aviator Charles Rolls

* Early airplane aviation flight

* Rolls-Royce car manufacturer fame

The top of the front page has a banner heading: "ENGLISH AVIATOR FLIES FROM ENGLAND TO FRANCE AND BACK" with some text. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that a... See More  

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Terry Jo Duperrault survives ordeal at sea....

Item #684147

November 17, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 17, 1961

* Terry Jo Duperrault survives at sea

* 11 year old girl lost for 4 days in Atlantic

* Bluebelle (ship) mass murder and scuttle

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Shipwrecked Girl, 11, Rescued After 4 Days on Raft in Atlantic" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage here.

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Walter Liggett assassination... Kid Cann....

Item #684130

December 10, 1935

THE DETROIT NEWS, December 10, 1935

* Journalist Walter Liggett assassination

* Kid Cann - Isadore Blumenfeldd

* Jewish-American mobster - gangster

* Minneapolis, Minnesota organized crime

The front page has a one column photo of Walter Liggett headed: "Assassinated" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of American journalist Walter Liggett. Minneapoli... See More  

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Michael Jordan begins his NBA career...

Item #684128

October 31, 1984

USA TODAY, Oct. 31, 1984

* Michael Jordan's begins NBA career

* Chicago Bulls professional basketball

The top of page 7 of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Stylish Jordan could be Bulls' ticket to respectability" with related photo. (see) Report includes mention of his contract with Nike shoes and that there would be a Jordan shoe soon on the market. Also te... See More  

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Jon Bon Jovi arrested in 1989...

Item #684099

March 13, 1989

LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 13, 1989

* Jon Bon Jovi arrested for trespassing

Page 2 of section VI has a somewhat brief and inconspicuous report under "Pop/Rock" which begins with: "Rock Star Jon Bon Jovi was picked up by police at 3:30 a.m. Friday..." (see)

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1914 Panama Cana about to open...

Item #684098

July 18, 1914

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 18, 1914

* Panama Canal is is about to open

* Atlantic Ocean connects Pacific

The front page has nice banner headline: "PANAMA CANAL COMPLETION DATE IS END OF MONTH" with subheads. (see) Great for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile fro... See More  

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Joe Dimaggio's 1st MVP award....

Item #684073

October 25, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1939 

* Joe DiMaggio wins his 1st MVP award 

* New York Yankees - Yankee Clipper 

* MLB baseball - Best title to have in ?

The sport's section (page 31) has a six column headline: "DiMaggio Voted Most Valuable Player in American League" with subheads that include: "YANKS' OUTFIELDER WINS ON 280 POINTS" "Foxx Ne... See More  

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Harper's Ferry Conspiracy... Prison and hanging of two conspirators...

Item #684072

December 31, 1859

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 31, 1959  The frontpage has a half page image of two John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry) conspirators, the caption which says: "Cook and Coppic escaped from their cell into the prison yard, the night previous to their execution". Additionally, page 6 has two articles: "COOK AND COPPIC ENDEAAVORING TO ESCAPE FROM THE JAI... See More  

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1901 Harvard-Yale football game...

Item #684070

November 28, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, November 28, 1901

* Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs 

* Ivy League - NCAA college football

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "CRIMSON IS TRIUMPHANT" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era i... See More  

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Rookie Michael Jordan & the Special Olympics......

Item #684054

April 05, 1985

USA TODAY, April 5, 1985

* Michael Jordan during his rookie season

* Visiting the Special Olympics athletes

* Chicago Bulls NBA basketball

The top right corner of the front page of the sport's section has a photo of Bulls' rookie Michael Jordan with heading: "Special Kind Of Day" The top of page 4 of this section has a headline: "Jordan's magic touches Special O... See More  

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Boston Bruins win 1929 Stanley cup...

Item #684043

March 30, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1929

* Boston Bruins - NHL Hockey 

* Wins Stanley Cup title 

* vs. New York Rangers

The sport's section (page 9) has a banner headline: "Boston Beats Rangers, 2-1, for Second Straight Victory and Wins Stanley Cup" with subheads and lineups (see images). First report coverage on the Boston Bruins winning the 1928-29 Stanley Cup by defeat... See More  

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Women's suffrage in 1917...

Item #684042

June 22, 1917

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 22, 1917

* Fight for Women's Suffrage

* Disorder at the White House

* Demonstration - Picketing - Rioting

* Katharine A. Morey & Lucy Burns

The front page has a seven column heading: "Suffragist Pickets Are Jailed By Police" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very har... See More  

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Death of famed actress Elizabeth Taylor...

Item #684039

March 24, 2011

LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 24, 2011 

* Elizabeth Taylor death (1st report)

* Hollywood movie - film actress

* Best title to be had ?

The top of the ftpg. has a boxed section with: "Elizabeth Taylor, 1932 - 2011" "Icon of Glamour, On and Off Screen" "The Film Star's Oscar-Winning Acting talent often Took a Back Seat to the Drama of Her Personal Life." Th... See More  

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Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev ousted...

Item #684038

August 19, 1991

THE MESA TRIBUNE, Mesa, Arizona, August 19, 1991

* Dissolution of the Soviet Union

* President Mikhail Gorbachev

* End of the "Cold War" - Russia

The full banner headline has: "Gorbachev Out", with subhead: "Hard-liners declare 6-month state of emergency". This historic report covers the beginning of the demise of the Soviet Union, which become official in les... See More  

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Chicago wants Al "Scarface" Capone to leave...

Item #684037

March 22, 1930

TAUNTON DAILY TRIBUNE, Mass. March 22, 1930

* Gangster Al "Scarface" Capone

* City of Chicago wants him out

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "CAPONE GIVEN SMALL CHOICE BY THE POLICE" with subhead. (see) Coverage on Al Capone turning himself in to Chicago police after returning to the city from a 10 month prison sentence in Philadelphia. He would never ... See More  

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Dramatic report of JFK's assassination...

Item #684032

November 22, 1963

THE MIAMI NEWS, Florida, Nov. 22, 1963 

* Terrific issue for display

* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination

I believe this to be an "extra" edition put out very quickly to announce: "KENNEDY IS DEAD ! " "Felled By Assassin In Dallas" in huge letters on the front page, as the pagination is odd. There are 8 pages total which is likely all this edition had, but ... See More  

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1851 Sandusky, Ohio....

Item #684030

September 22, 1851


* Erie County

* Uncommon title

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with a few advertisements. Located in Northern Ohio, Sandusky is situated along the shores of Lake Erie.

Complete, measures 26 x 19 inches, several folds with a little wear, generally nice.

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Guernsey is free! Announced in a Guernsey newspaper...

Item #684029

May 14, 1945

EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, May 14, 1945  

* Nazis driven out

* World War II ends in Europe

This historic issue announces the end of the German occupation of Guernsey and includes front page heads:  "Invasion of Guernsey", "The King's Message and Proclamation by C.I. Commander" with a related front page photo.  The text begins: "The invasion of ... See More  

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1919 World Series "fixing" scandal is revealed to the public...

Item #684026

September 28, 1920

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Penn., Sept. 28, 1920 

* Chicago White "Black" Sox

* World Series Scandal breaks

The scandal of the 1919 "Black Sox" World Series did not break to the public until just now, covered in this newspaper with a one column front page heading: "EIGHT WHITE SOX BASEBALL MEN SUSPENDED" with subheads. (see)

Twenty pages, light toning, loose a... See More  

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The Civil Rights Act becomes law...

Item #684023

July 03, 1964

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, July 3, 1964 

* American Civil Rights Act of 1964

* Lyndon B. Johnson signs historic bill into law

* Key 1st report

The front page has a historic, five column headline that proclaims: "Johnson Signs Civil Rights Bill Into Law at Historic Ceremony" with subhead: "House Approves, 289-126" and photo. (see)

Incomplete, containing pages 1... See More  

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Japanese attack upon California...

Item #684022

December 25, 1941

HERALD EXPRESS--5th WAR EXTRA, Los Angeles, Dec. 25, 1941 

* Battle off the California coast ?

The large headline announces: "SINK JAP SUB OFF CAL. COAST" and: "2nd Sub Bombed Near L.A." with various subheads. There was much paranoia early in WWII that California would be a focus of a Japanese attack, hence this headline which would likely only be found in a Californ... See More  

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The world war nears its end...

Item #684021

November 09, 1918

NEW YORK JOURNAL, Nov. 9, 1918 

* Surrender of Germany close (2 days away)

* Armistice at Forest of Compiegne nears

* World War I - WWI

Just before the armistice ending World War I is this related headline: "KAISER ABDICATES" in very large & bold letters, with a subhead: "Crown Prince Also Renounces Throne". Also an illustration headed: "The Former Kaiser&... See More  

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1934 John Dillinger...

Item #684019

March 06, 1934

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Philipsburg, Penn., March 6, 1934 

* Gangster John Dillinger

* re. Crown Point, Indiana Jail

* re. Famous wooden gun escape


The top of the front page has one column headings: "'Shoot On Sight' Is Police Order In Dillinger Hunt" and "Dillinger Captured Near Here Yesterday false Report States" with subheads. (see)

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