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Robert E. Lee's report...

Item #674185

November 10, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 10, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From the Southern States" "Gen. Lee's Official Report of His Late Operations in Virginia" which takes over half a column & is signed in type: R. E. Lee, General; "Jeff Davis At Charleston" "Gen. Bragg & His Troubles" "News From Tennessee" &... See More  

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The Civil War in Texas...

Item #674184

December 14, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 14, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: The Richmond Prisoners" "Rebel Authorities Refuse to Receive Further Supplies" "Active Operations in Texas Continued "Matagorda Island Occupied by Our Troops" "Sinking Of The Weehawken" "Army of the Potomac" and more.

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Fighting near Chattanooga...

Item #673348

October 09, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 9, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Chattanooga Shelled from Lookout Mountain!" "Rebel Accounts of the Engagement & its Results" "Mysterious Movements of the Enemy" "Disastrous Fate of the Overland Expedition to Idahoe" "Capt. Fiske's Party Massacred by the Sioux" "Advance of... See More  

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'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 

* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners

Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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Davey O'Brien... TCU football star...

Item #672854

August 27, 1939

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, section 2 (sports) only, Aug. 27, 1939

* Davey O'Brien to play in All-Star game vs. Giants

* Texas Christian University TCU Horned Frogs

The front page of this section has a nice, colored illustration of Davey O'Brien with heading: "O'Brien Reaches High Point Of Career" Nice for display. Curious that the number on his jersey is "1" whe... See More  

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Baseball scenes... Texarkana...

Item #672593

May 03, 1890

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 3, 1890  The full ftpg. is a nice cartoon: "Trying to Convince the President--A Sketch in the White House from Life".

Among prints inside: "May Day in Central Park" "KoKo-Ko-Ho, the Largest Canoe Ever Seen in New York Waters"; a full page with 11 prints of buildings: "Views in Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas&q... See More  

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Report on the 1862 Battle of Antietam...

Item #672444

October 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 8, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "To the Citizens of Columbus" "From Knoxville--News from Gen. Smith... See More  

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"Texas Declaration of Independence"... Adams–Onís Treaty...

Item #672153

September 11, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 11, 1819  Inside has excerpts from the recently published "Declaration of the Independence of Texas" which concerns the Adams–Onís Treaty, signed in type: James Long, President of the Supreme Council.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the mo... See More  

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Stephen Austin letter...

The republic of Texas has a constitution much like the United States', with one exception...

Item #672076

October 16, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1824  The back page has: "Texas" which is a letter from Stephen Austin stating that: "The government of this nation has finally settled down into the federal republican system & the outlines of the constitution are copied from the United States, with the single exception of an exclusive religion in favor of the Roman Catholic.... See More  

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Nolan Ryan wins his 300th game...

Item #671933

August 01, 1990

USA TODAY, August 1, 1990 

* MLB baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan

* Texas Rangers - 300th victory

The front page of the Sports Section tells of Nolan Ryan achieving his 300th victory, with a photo of him. At the time he was only the 20th Major League Baseball pitcher to ever do so.

Complete in 4 sections, nice condition.... See More  

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Electing a Confederate President...

Item #671822

September 05, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, September 5, 1861 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital and consequently has much page 4 reporting of Acts from the Confederate Congress.

The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commission... See More  

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Beginning a "war of extermination" in Texas...

Item #671438

November 07, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 7, 1835 

* Texas War for Independence begins

* Battle of Gonzales TX

Inside has 2 1/2 pages of news under the heading: "Texas" concerning events from the beginning of their war for independence. The reports seem to reference the Battle of Gonzales (first battle of the Texas war for independence) but there is no direct mention of it.... See More  

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General Samuel Houston... Trail of Tears...

Item #671435

May 16, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1829 

* Trail of Tears 

* Samuel Houston 

* North Carolina gold

Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Gen. Houston" which has some speculation on why this former governor of Tennessee is leaving, ending with: "...They relate to domestic misfortunes. He has not only resigned the governor's chair of Tennesse... See More  

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President Andrew Jackson on the independence of Texas...

Item #671432

December 31, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1836 

* Texas Revolution - Independence

* President Andrew Jackson message

Pages 3 & 4 contain a message from the President to Congress headed: "United States And Texas" in which he reviews the situation in Texas and its independence. A few bits include: "...No steps have been taken by the executive towards the acknowle... See More  

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Texas... Trouble on Wall Street...

Item #671428

December 14, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 14, 1844  The back page features a report on the "Annexation of Texas" which begins: "On the 10th instant Senator McDuffie, introduced into the United States senate joint resolutions for the annexation of Texas to the Union, corresponding with the project of the treaty for that purpose rejected at the last session  by the senat... See More  

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The Rothchild family... Virginia slaves... Texas...

Item #671417

October 08, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836  The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More  

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Supreme Court rules in 3 discrimination cases...

Item #671133

June 06, 1950

NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1950 

* Colleges not permitted to discriminate based on race

* McLaurin vs. Oklahoma State Regents

* United States Supreme Court decision

The front page has a 3 column head: "SUPREME COURT RULINGS BAR SEGREGATION IN 2 COLLEGES, ALSO VOID BIAS IN RAIL DINERS" with subheads: "Bench Unanimous" "But It Stops Short of Saying if Separation of... See More  

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Yankees vs. Dallas Steers in 1929...

Item #670537

April 06, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 6, 1929

* New York Yankees vs. Dallas Steers

* State of Texas exhibition baseball tour

* Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig home runs

The sport's section (page 11) has a six column headline: "Yanks Beat Dallas, 12-11, on Ruth's First Homer of Season" with subheads and box scores. First report coverage on the New York Yankees ending their exhibition tour ... See More  

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Battle of Ciudad Juárez... Pancho Villa...

Item #670306

June 17, 1919


* Battle of Ciudad Juárez (1919)

* Francisco "Pancho Villa loss

The front page has a seven column headline: "U. S. Troops Get Out of Mexico After Giving Villa a Drubbing" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the United States victory in the Battle of Ciudad Juarez.

Eighteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, more s... See More  

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Focused on eliminating slavery...

Item #670085

October 17, 1845

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Oct. 17, 1857  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from four years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "The Tennessee Negro-Torturer" "Slavery In Brazil" "Prospect of a Free State In Texas" "The Pedigree of The Panic" "The American Abolition Society" "Compensated Emancipat... See More  

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Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #670047

March 10, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, March 10, 1888  Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, evenly t... See More  

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Rare Jack Helm, Old West gunfighter mention......

Item #669106

September 02, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 2, 1869

* Jack Helm, lawman, cowboy, gunfighter

* Sutton-Taylor feud - Dewitt County, Texas fame

Page 7 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous report headed: "Texas" "Fight Between Outlaws and Troops Near San Patricio" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More  

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California Ranger Harry Love death in 1868...

Item #668829

July 27, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1868 

* Harry Love death

* Killed Joaquin Murrieta fame

* Texas- California Ranger - lawman

Page 3 has report with small headings: "Tragic Affair In California" "Particulars of the Death of Harry Love, the Texas Ranger" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, a little light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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Cattle raiding in Texas... Rio Grande...

Item #668472

September 28, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 28, 1872

* Cattle rustling - raiding

* Rio Grande river - Texas

* Juan Cortina - Mexicans

Page 4 has an article headed: "UP THE RIO GRANDE" "Notes from Brownsville to Rio Grande City" "Cattle Crossed Under the Eyes of United States Commissioners" "Murders And Outrages" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with a... See More  

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Indians outrages in 1872 Texas....

Item #668397

July 18, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 18, 1872.


* Native Americans - Indians

* Outrages in Texas - Spotted Tail

Page 5 has an article headed: "THE INDIANS" "

Horrible Outrages by Red Devils in Texas" "Spotted Tail On An Eastern Tour" and more. (see)

Ten pages, minor margin wear, generally good.
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Paul Bear Bryant to sign w/ Minnesota Gophers ?....

Item #667895

December 14, 1950


* Early Paul Bear Bryant at Kentucky

* Alabama Crimson Tide football fame

Page 22 has a five column heading: "Bryant Warm on 'U' Job; Gustafson Out" with small photo of Bryant. (see) Bryant would not take this job and stay at Kentucky a few more years before going the Texas A & M then eventually to Alabama.

Complete with... See More  

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One of the best issues on the Burr Conspiracy, with Jefferson's famous message to Congress...

Item #667502

February 02, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Feb. 2, 1807 

* Colonel Aaron Burr

* Thomas Jefferson

A terrific issue on the Burr Conspiracy, as any number of websites can be found with the full text of this special message to Congress from the President, in which he discloses to them to full details of the conspiracy and his intents to prosecute Aaron Burr.

This: "President's Message" takes not quite... See More  

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Execution of Chief McIntosh... Texas and slavery... Slaves set free...

Item #667251

November 04, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 4, 1826 

* Chief William McIntosh execution

* Texas to abolish slavery before American control

* Slave ships captured: slaves set free

A report: "Texas" has text noting: "...the states of Cohuahuilla and Texas had nearly completed their constitutions and that they have determined to abolish slavery in toto; and that all slaves... See More  

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Events in Texas...

Item #667208

May 07, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 7, 1836  The ftpg. & pg. 2 have an article headed: "The Mexican Borders"  and includes a letter beginning: "The war in Texas...had induced the president of the United States to require a considerable augmentation of regular force to be concentrated upon this section of the national frontier..." with much more.

Page 2 has... See More  

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An interesting confrontation at Santa Barbara...

Item #666791

April 08, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 8, 1847  Page 3 has: "Claims Against Texas and the U. States" as well as: "From Vera Cruz", a letter from the "Field opposite Vera Cruz". Then: "Santa Anna's Pass.

There is a report: "From California" noting in part: "At Santa Barbara, 150 mounted & well-armed Californians attacked... See More  

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Criminal career of Texas outlaw Sam Bass comes to an end...

Item #666450

July 21, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 21, 1878 

* Death of Sam Bass (1ST REPORT)

* American train robber & outlaw

The top of the front page has column heads: "THE JIG IS UP" "Sam Bass and His Gang Come to Grief" "A Running Fight With the Texas Desperadoes" "Their Attempt to Rob to Bank at Round Rock" "Barnes Shot Dead & His Chief ... See More  

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Yankees advance into North Carolina...

Item #666432

November 10, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Nov. 10, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* From the last battle site of the Civil War

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Over half of page 2 is taken up with a lengthy: "Special Message" by the governor of Georgia, conc... See More  

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Texas struggles for independence from Spain...

Item #666257

March 02, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 2, 1820  The ftpg. has an early letter datelines: "Republic of Texas, Fort Walker, Nov. 30th, 1819" with the letter detailing trouble there. Bits include: "...Our dangers, difficulties & troubles...have been great. Nacogdoches has fallen into the hands of our enemies...Frequent engagements take place between the two forces...I... See More  

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Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #666255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 

* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies

Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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Sherman expected at Mobile...

Item #665957

March 04, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, March 4, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "News from Mobile, New Orleans and Brownsville, Texas" "General Sherman's Army Expected at Mobile" "The Latest News form Texas" "Gen. Kilpatrick's Expedition" "About 40 Miles of Track Destroyed" "Meade's Army" and much more.

Eight pages, v... See More  

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Gemini 3 spaceflight.... Grissom & Young...

Item #664402

March 24, 1965

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., March 24, 1965

* Gemini 3 manned spaceflight - NASA

* Gus Grissom & John W. Young

* Selma to Montgomery AL Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Civil Rights march

The front page has a nice banner headline: "SPACE TWINS IN TRIPLE SUCCESS" with subheads and large photo. NIce for display. More inside.

Also a one column heading: "Ala. Marchers ... See More  

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Nile Kinnick & Iowa to upset Notre Dame...

Item #663063

November 11, 1939


* Nile Kinnick to upset Notre Dame (DAY OF)

* Iowa Hawkeyes - NCAA college football

Page 2 of the sport's section has a two column heading: "TEXAS A. & M., CORNELL, IRISH FACE TOUGH FOES" See image for brief  text on the day that Nile Kinnick would lead the Hawkeyes to the win.

Complete with all 24 pages, light toning at the... See More  

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1940 Texas A&M Aggies Sugar Bowl victory...

Item #662956

January 02, 1940


* Rose Bowl: USC Trojans vs. Tennessee Volunteers

* Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Missouri Tigers

* Sugar Bowl: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Tulane

* Cotton Bowl: Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College Eagles

The sport's section (page 18) has first report coverage on the 4 major bowl games with various headings. (see images)

Complete w... See More  

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Bonnie and Clyde on the run...

Item #662694

June 12, 1933

NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1933 

* Clyde Barrow Gang

* Kidnapping & murder

* Bonnie & Clyde fame

Page 4 has one column headlines: "2 TEXAS DESPERADOES KIDNAP TWO OFFICERS" and "Woman Companion Uninjured as Car Is Wrecked--Farm Family Terrorized, One Is Shot" Rare to find news accounts on this famous outlaw almost a year prior to his death. First repo
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Nice report on Bonnie & Clyde...

Item #661374

January 17, 1934

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, Jan. 17, 1934  Page 2 has a one column head: "TRAIL BARROW IN GUN FIGHT" "Desperado Hunted in East Texas After Freeing 65 at Prison Farm". Nice report concerning Bonnie & Clyde, the former mentioned with: "...unconfirmed reports the automobile in which the group escaped was driven by Bonnie Parker, Barrow's cigar-smoking & re... See More  

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Galveston Flood...

Item #661271

September 13, 1900

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Bethlehem, PA, September 13, 1900.

* Galveston Hurricane storm flood (historic)

* Original reporting 

* Deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history

This newspaper is complete in eight pages with two column headlines on front page that include:


* Scores of Wrecked Building Burned Yesterday.  Many Boat
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Galveston Flood...

Item #661270

September 12, 1900

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Bethlehem, PA, September 12, 1900.

* Galveston Hurricane storm flood (historic)

* Original reporting 

* Deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history

This newspaper is complete in eight pages with two column headlines on front page that include:


* The Latest News From the Stricken City as Sensational as it
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Charles Lindbergh daily airmail service begins from Mexico....

Item #659026

March 10, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 10, 1929

* Aviator Charles Lindbergh inaugurates

* 1st daily airmail service from Mexico to U.S.

The front page has a one column heading: "LINDBERGH AT BORDER WITH MEXICAN MAIL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on aviator Charles Lindbergh making the very 1st daily airmail flight from Mexico to the United States. (Mexico City to Brownsville, Tex... See More  

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1947 Glazier--Higgins--Woodward tornadoes....

Item #659016

April 10, 1947


* 1947 F5 tornadoes disasters

* Woodward, Oklahoma

* Glazier & Higgins, Texas

The front page has a one column heading: "Tornado Rips Panhandle, 41 Die, Report" (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete with all 46 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within... See More  

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Gallatin's famous work "Peace With Mexico"...

Item #658836

December 04, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1847  The entire page 2 and a portion of page 3 are taken up with a terrific article: "Peace With Mexico, by Albert Gallatin" a quite famous work. In it, former Congressman and Secretary of the Treasury Gallatin examines the annexation of Texas by the United States and the resulting war with Mexico.

Among the subheads are: &qu... See More  

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Texas A&M Aggies Cotton Bowl & much more...

Item #658236

January 02, 1941

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, section 2 (sports) only, January 2, 1941

* Rose Bowl: Stanford Cardinals vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

* Orange Bowl: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Georgetown Hoyas

* Sugar Bowl: Boston College Eagles vs. Tennessee Volunteers

* Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Fordham Rams

The front page of this section has two banner headlines: "STANFORD, BOSTON COLLEGE WIN ... See More  

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Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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War begins in Texas... Creating the Smithsonian Institution...

Item #657686

January 02, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836  The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention Assembled" followed by the 8 posts of the Bill of Rights, includi... See More  

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Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

July 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 

* California gold rush

* Slave ship captured

Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.

Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More  

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JFK slain by assassin...

Item #656938

November 22, 1963

PRESS-TELEGRAM EXTRA, Long Beach, California, November 22, 1963  Reporting from the day of the tragedy. The front page features a banner headline: "PRESIDENT KENNEDY SLAIN ASSASSIN!" with a subhead "Texas Governor Also Cut Down in Dallas Tragedy". This issue features a single photo of President and Mrs. Kennedy as they were being greeted upon their arrival at the Internati... See More  

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