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688204

Scottsboro Boys sentences upheld...

Item #688204

April 10, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 10, 1932



* Scottsboro Boys death sentences upheld

* Negroes suspected of attacking 2 white girls

* Alabama Supreme Court decision

* Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping

* Ransom paid to no avail




Page 27 has a one column heading: "7 DOOMED NEGROES LOSE ALABAMA PLEA" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World ... See More  

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688078

Beauregard takes command...

Item #688078

October 27, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 27, 1864



* 20 inch Rodman Gun first tested

* John Paul Jones Park - Fort Hamilton

* Brooklyn, New York cannon

* American Civil War




The back page has a very interesting report headed: "The Largest Gun In the World" "Successful Trial of the Twenty-Inch Rodman Gun at Fort Hamilton" (see) This 20-inch version in the largest muzzle loading cannon ever ... See More  

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687890

1982 Plyer v. Doe... Illegal immigrant children....

Item #687890

June 16, 1982

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 16, 1982



* Plyler v. Doe U.S. Supreme Court case

* Illegal immigrant children school funding




The front page has a two column heading: "Right To Free Schooling of Illegal Aliens Upheld" (see)

Complete 1st section only with 28 pages, nice condition.

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687517

1st Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Louis D. Brandeis retires...

Item #687517

February 14, 1939

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 14, 1939



* Louis D. Brandeis retires (1st report)

* 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice




The front page has a great banner headline: "NEW VACANCY ON HIGH COURT" with subheads. Nice for display. A few related photos are on the back page. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete with all 28 pages, rag... See More  

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687370

Freedom of the Press goes to Supreme Court...

Item #687370

June 02, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1931



* Near vs. Minnesota re. freedom of the press

* Landmark United States Supreme Court decision




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "'PRESS GAG' BARRED BY SUPREME COURT; MINNESOTA LAW HIT" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside. First report coverage on the Near v. Minnesota landmark United States Supreme Court de... See More  

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687360

Abortions ruled legal: Roe vs. Wade decision...

Item #687360

January 23, 1973

AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1973



* Abortion made legal (1st report)

* Roe v. Wade decision

* U.S. Supreme Court

* FRONT LEAF ONLY ***




This is the front leaf only. The front page has the Supreme Court's landmark decision on Roe v. Wade. While some of the coverage was continued onto inside pages which are not present, finding issues with the Roe v. Wade decision are quite rare.... See More  

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687288

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #687288

December 20, 1781

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, December 20, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending




This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report begins on the front page no less, prefaced wit... See More  

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686794

Native American's live better than "civilized" man...

Item #686794

August 13, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1791  The front page has an interesting article: "Parallel - The Civilized Man and The Savage" which speaks favorably for the Native Americans on how they conduct their lives.

Page 3 notes the President's appointment of James Barry as ambassador to Portugal, followed by a report from the Supreme Court.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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686780

Washington arrives in Philadelphia...

Item #686780

December 11, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Dec. 11, 1790  A page 3 item from Philadelphia reports: "The illustrious PRESIDENT of the United States of America, his lady and his suit [sic] arrived here on Saturday last:--He was welcomed with every demonstration of Love, Gratitude and Respect." 

A short poem follows: "Behold! a Washington appears again, To plan new blessings for more happy men. Ad... See More  

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686731

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

Martin Niemöller arrested in Berlin....

Item #686731

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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686575

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #686575

March 30, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 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 back page has a one column heading: "Fish Again Slashes Himself In His Cell" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publicatio... See More  

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686561

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion on the American war...

Item #686561
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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686437

1935 SS Mohawk shipwreck...

Item #686437

January 25, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1935.

 

* SS Mohawk shipwreck

* Ward Line ocean liner

* New Jersey coast collision

* Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial

* Bruno Hauptmann takes the stand

* Loads of court testimony




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "WARD LINER SINKS IN CRASH WITH FREIGHTER OFF JERSEY; ALL ABROAD BELIEVED SAVED" with sub
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686428

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #686428

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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686304

The beheading of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France...

Item #686304
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1793 



* Marie Antoinette beheaded

* The Queen of France

* Common hangman




Near the back under the heading: "Obituary of Considerable Persons", and amongst the listings of many others, is the very historic report of the beheading of Marie Antoinette.

The text begins: "Guillotined, at Paris, in her 38th year, being born Nov. ... See More  

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686126

Latest news from 1799...

Item #686126

June 05, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 5, 1799  Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "An Act to Regulate the Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage" which carries over to pg. 2 & is continued in a future issue. It is headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 2 has a short bit headed: "Trial of Fries" which relates, in an oblique way, to ... See More  

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685825

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion on the American war...

Item #685825
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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685737

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

Item #685737

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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685653

Gangster Dutch Shultz acquitted...

Item #685653

August 02, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 2, 1935



* Arthur Dutch Schultz Flegenheimer acquitted

* Jewish-American gangster tax evasion trial




The top of the front page has two column headline: "SHULTZ IS FREED; JUDGE EXCORIATES JURY OF FARMERS" with a subheads. (see) Lengthy first report continues inside. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, esp... See More  

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685587

On Jefferson paying Callender's fine...

Item #685587

August 23, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Aug. 23, 1802



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble




Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

Page 2 has an interesting 2 column comparison of "Callender versus Callender" as reported in the Richmond Recorder, headed: "The Recorder is 'a paper' sa... See More  

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685560

Published by the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #685560
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1793 



* 18th century American magazine

* Publisher Isaiah Thomas




Articles within include: "Notices of Celebrated Females" "Sketch of Lady Jane Grey" "Indian Brutality - Contest Between A Mohawk & Chippeway" "A Short Account of Aotourou, a Native of Otaheitee [Tahiti]" "General Character of the ... See More  

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685321

New York gets a new governor... Pirates are held for trial...

Item #685321

April 02, 1720

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 2, 1720  This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be had, and is a nice display issue as such.

Among the various reports within are: "Last week some Pirates, brought over from the East Indies, were, after their examination by the Judge Advocate at Doctors Commons, committed to the Marthalsea... See More  

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685171

Trial of Captain Wirz...

Item #685171

September 28, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 28, 1865 



* Andersonville Civil War prison in Georgia 

* Captain Henry Wirz trial




Front page heads at the top of the first column regarding the trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the Confederate officer in charge of the famous prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, Georgia: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "Difficulties and Delays by His Counsel" "Sha... See More  

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684864

Indian murders on the Plains... Santa Anna...

Item #684864

June 22, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, June 22, 1867  The top of page 3 has column heads including: "The Surratt Trial" "Santa Anna Back in Mexico" "More Indian Murders on the Plains" and more.

Four pages, very large size, never bound nor trimmed, minimal fold wear, minor fold foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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684718

Wirz is hanged... Trial of Jeff Davis... Reconstruction...

Item #684718

November 15, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1865 



* Warden Henry Wirz execution - hanging

* Andersonville Confederate Prison - Georgia

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis trial




Among the articles are: "The Latest Phase of Reconstruction" "The Trial of Jefferson Davis--The President and Chief Justice Consult About It" "Reported Insurrectionary Movement of Negroes&... See More  

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684454

Sickening revelations at the Wirz Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #684454

September 08, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept.  8, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




The back page has half a column with: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "Continuation of the Sickening Revelations" "Early Adjournment of the Court on Account of Wirz's Illness".

The front page has much under: "National Politics" including: "M... See More  

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684453

Much on the Henry Wirz Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #684453

September 09, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Warden Henry Wirz




The back page has nearly 2 columns taken up with: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "The Prisoner Asks the Benefit of Clergy" "Conclusive Proof that the Richmond Rebel Authorities Knew of the Condition of the Andersonville Prison" "Reports from Wirz and Howell Cobb"

The front page h... See More  

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684450

Brutalities unveiled at the Wirz trial...

Item #684450

September 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 22, 1865 



* Andersonville Civil War prison in Georgia 

* Captain Henry Wirz trial




Front page column heads include: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "Another Chapter of Brutality and Horrors" "Howell Cobb Desired to Hang All the Yankee Prisoners" "Suggested Punishment for the Georgia Ladies who Collected Supplies for the Sufferers" &qu... See More  

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684432

Deaths of Thurgood Marshall and Thomas Dorsey...

Item #684432

January 25, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, January 25, 1993



* Thurgood Marshall death (1st report)

* 1st African American Supreme Court Justice




The front page carries the two column wide, two line announcement "Thurgood Marshall, 84, First Black Justice, Dies" with subhead "Supreme Court: Retired jurist was a leader in the legal battle to end forced segregation in the U.S.". "R... See More  

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684244

Earliest use of the term 'underground railroad' we have discovered...

Item #684244

August 28, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Aug. 28, 1850 



* Slavery - slaves - pre-Civil War tensions

* Rare "Underground Railroad" mention




The front page has an article: "From The Plains" which is a great letter concerning those traveling across the country, including Mormons heading to Utah. A few bits include: "The Gold Diggers have all disappeared among the Black Hills... See More  

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684212

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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683859

On the trial of the slave ship Haidee...

Item #683859

November 29, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1858  Page 3 has an article: "Trial of Slavers" being the infamous slave ship Haidee. It mentions in part: "...She sailed thence to the African coast and there shipped 1,150 negroes. She lost 200 of these on her passage to Cuba. The slaves were landed at or near Cardenas..."with further details.

Four pages, nice con... See More  

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683815

Thrilled to meet George Washington...

Item #683815

November 21, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 21, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Fountain Inn - Baltimore visit

* Captain William Bryden owned




Page 2 has an item from Norfolk: "The trial of the ship Niger, captured some time ago by the United States frigate Constitution...after a long hearing she was liberated...".

An item from Baltimore has: "This m... See More  

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683787

Judge in the 'Black Sox' scandal allows the confession of 3 players...

Item #683787

July 26, 1921

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 26, 1921 



* Chicago White (Black) Sox scandal 

* Baseball World Series fix trial

* Best title to be had ? rare as such




When it comes to reports on the infamous "Black Sox" 1919 World Series, it would be difficult to find a better newspaper for such reports.

The front page has one column heads: "JUDGE ADMITS CONFESSIONS OF 'BLACK SOX... See More  

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683639

A "trial" regarding a woman Mormon...

Item #683639

July 29, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1858  Page 2 has half a column taken up with: "The Mormonites" which is an article from London. The report would appear to be a somewhat tongue-in-cheek account of a court trial involving a woman who: "...was for some time considered one of the most promising of the 'Latter Day Saints', but in consequence of havin... See More  

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683390

Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #683390

May 02, 1794

Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud.  Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.

There is a "dateline" at the middle: "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More  

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683364

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

Item #683364

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 Co... See More  

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683352

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #683352
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes.

But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 ... See More  

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683269

Much on the trial of Lincoln's assassination, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #683269

May 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 23, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors




The front page has column heads on the trial of those accused of assassinating President Lincoln: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Evidence of an Important Witness Suppressed" "Capture of Booth and Harrold" "Testimony of Captain Doug... See More  

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683225

Trial report, but more interesting is what happened later at their hangings...

Item #683225

February 21, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 21, 1880  Page 2 has: "The Criminal Record" "Execution of a Brace of Negro Murderers at Murfreesboro, Tenn." being John Hall and Burrell Smith, former slaves.

This was for the murder of Henry Pugh, and as website reports note, it took on a carnival atmosphere.

The article report includes: "The execution of Burrel Smith and Jo... See More  

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682996

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

Item #682996

February 23, 1856

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 the M... See More  

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682887

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #682887

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside 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 recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.

Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "Our Ba... See More  

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682886

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #682886

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside 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  recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.

Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "... See More  

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682732

"Black Sox" players are found not guilty...

Item #682732

August 03, 1921

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, August 3, 1921 



* Chicago "Black Sox" White Sox

* 1919 World Series of baseball scandal

* Not guilty verdict - "Shoeless" Joe Jackson




This has one of the better headlines to be had for this infamous event in baseball history: the not guilty verdict in the "Black Sox" scandal of the 1919 Major League Baseball Wor... See More  

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682705

The Wright brothers' accomplishment mark a 'new epoch'...

Item #682705

September 11, 1908

OMAHA EVENING BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 11, 1908  



* Early airplane flights

* Orville Wright - Brothers




Page 2 has column heads: "FLYING MACHINES FOR SIX" "Orville Wright Says it is Possible to Operate Them" "May Loop The Loop In Them" "Aviator Turns Down Propositions from Amusement Managers, Which He Has Received by Dozens". Also on page 2: "Con... See More  

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682704

Wright brothers' famous flight at Fort Myer...

Item #682704

September 10, 1908

OMAHA EVENING BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 10, 1908  Over a full column on page 7 concerns early aviation, headed: "THREE PHENOMENAL TRIPS" "Wrights' Airplane, in Trial at Fort Myer, Breaks All Records" "Stays In Air Over One Hour" "Its Travels at Rate of About 37 Miles an Hour--Shorter Trip is Made With Two Passengers". Another article headed: "Navy M... See More  

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682626

A notable event in the history of religious freedom in America...

Item #682626

December 26, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 26, 1724  



* Clergyman John Checkley trial

* Religious freedom in America




This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception. The back page has: "By a letter from New-England we have advice that on the 10th of November last came on the trial of Mr. John Checkley before the Superior Judges, upon an appeal from a ... See More  

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682565

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682565
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 



* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)



This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More  

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682536

Louis Brandeis retires from the bench...

Item #682536

February 14, 1939

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, Feb. 14, 1939  The front page reports: "BRANDEIS, 82, RETIRES FROM SUPREME COURT; HAD SERVED 23 YEARS" with related subheads and a photo of him headed: "Noted Liberal Leaves Bench".

Louis Brandeis was the first Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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682464

The rare "steamer edition" from 1868...

Item #682464

August 29, 1868

THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."

 A very rare & early ne... See More  

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