Japan bargains for a surrender...

Item #687901

August 10, 1945


* World War II ending

* Japan willing to surrender

The front page has a nice banner healdine: "JAPS ACCEPT SURRENDER IF THEY RETAIN EMPEROR" with subheads and small photo of Hirohito.

Complete with 28 pages, light toning and a little wear along the central fold and spine, nice for display as such.

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1st ever NFL football championship game...

Item #687899

December 19, 1932

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, December 19, 1932

* 1st ever NFL football championship game

* Chicago Bears vs. Portsmouth Spartans

* Bronko Nagurski - Red Grange

The front page of the sport's section has a one column heading: "Pro Grid Crown Won by Chicago" with subhead. See image for brief text here. First report coverage on the very 1st NFL title game ever played. (historic) The g... See More  

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War Admiral wins the Kentucky Derby...

Item #687896

May 09, 1937

SPORT'S SECTION only of the Detroit News, May 9, 1937 

* War Admiral - horse racing

* Kentucky Derby win (1st of 3 wins)

* Triple crown winner

The front page of this section has a banner headline: "War Admiral Leads All the Way To Win Derby" with subheads and 2 nice photos. (see) Full page pictorial is on page 9. (see)

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The United States enters the space race...

Item #687895

February 01, 1958

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, February 1, 1958 

* 1st satellite put into space by the United States


The front page has a banner headline announcing America's successful entry in the space race with: "Our First Satellite Is Working 'Perfectly'" with a subheads. (see) Keep in mind this was but 5 months after the Soviet Union's success... See More  

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Early drug addiction cure ? in 1920....

Item #687894

April 24, 1920

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn. April 24, 1920

* Early drug addiction cure "

* Heroin - cocaine - morphine

* Twilight sleep - coma state

The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "NEW CURE FOR DRUG ADDICTS" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 16 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, a few small binding slits along the psine, generally good, Should be handled wi... See More  

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1930 Hunter College women's basketball photo...

Item #687893

December 21, 1930

SPORT'S SECTION only of the New York Times, Dec. 21, 1930

* Hunter College - New York City

* Women's basketball team photo

The top of page 6 of this section has a four column photo with heading: "Members Of The Hunter College Basketball Team" Also a two column heading: "Early Games Indicate Successful Season For Basketball Team at Hunter College" (see)

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Gallant Fox wins triple crown...

Item #687892

June 08, 1930

SPORT'S SECTION only of The Detroit Free Press, June 8, 1930

* Gallant Fox - horse racing

* Belmont Stakes winner 

* Triple crown clinched

The front page of this section has a banner headline: "Gallant Fox Makes Smashing Finish To Beat Whichone By Four Lengths At Belmont" with subheads and small photo of jockey Earl Sande. (see) This was win # 3 of 3 to clinch the triple... See More  

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1935 Edith Maxwell murder case...

Item #687891

November 20, 1925


* Edith Maxwell murder case (father)

* Appalachia - Pound, Virginia

The front page has a nice banner headline: "PRISON FOR MOUNTAIN GIRL" with subheads. Photo of Maxwell is on the back page (see)

Complete with 38 pages, rag edition in great condition.

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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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U.S. Marines to Thailand in 1962...

Item #687889

May 15, 1962

THE DETROIT NEWS, May 15, 1962

* United States Marines

* Thailand invasion - Laos Reds

* President John F. Kennedy

The front page has a nice headline: "Marines Get Order to Land in Thailand" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 40+ pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within masthead, some small binding holes with minor wear along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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Night of the Long Knives in 1934...

Item #687888

July 07, 1934

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, July 7, 1934


* Night of the Long Knives

* Adolph Hitler cleans house

* Rebellion in Pre WWII Germany

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Sullen Anger Grips Germany Over Nazi Wholesale Killings" with subheads and photo of Rudolph Hess. (see)

Complete with 26 pages, light toning at the margins, a little spine wear, generally ... See More  

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Review & premiere of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #687868

June 08, 1986

CALENDAR SECTION only of the Los Angeles Times June 8, 1986

* "Back to School" comedy pre-opening day ad

* Best "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" film (pre-opening)

* American teen comedy - Matthew Broderick

A terrific issue on the premiere week for the motion picture hit "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (see ad) This film opened just five days later.

Also a pr... See More  

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Death of the Vice President...

Item #687854

April 20, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 20, 1853  All 4 pages are bordered in wide, black "mourning" rules for the death of the Vice President.

Page 3 begins with: "Death Of Vice President King" with details. Also on page 3 is: "Proclamation of Santa Anna" signed by him in type: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Four pages, a bit close-trimmed at... See More  

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Johnny Weissmuller (TARZAN) Wins Gold Medal 1928...

Item #687830

August 12, 1928

SECTION 2 (SPORTS) only of the Chicago Sunday Tribune, August 12, 1928 

* Johnny Weissmuller wins Olympic gold

* Star of Tarzan with swimming photo 

The front page of this section has a one column heading: "U. S. SWIMMERS TAKE OLYMPIC GAMES TITLE" with subhead. Photo of Weissmuller is on page 3. (see)

Complete section 2 only with 10 pages, rag edition in great conditio... See More  

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1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872

* Rare Old West title

In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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Killer Charles Starkweather captured in 1958...

Item #687826

January 31, 1958

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, Jan. 31, 1958 

* Charles Starkweather captured

* Girlfriend Fugate

The front page has a two column heading: "Teen-Age Slayer Tells of Early Hatred" with 2 related photos. (see)

Complete with 6 pages, a few small binding holes with some wear along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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1956 John Etter Clark family murders...

Item #687825

June 04, 1956


* John Etter Clark mass murders

* Erskine, Alberta, Canada

The front page as a two column heading: "Canadian Legislator Sought in Killing of 7" (see). First report coverage on the John Etter Clark family murders at Erskine, Alberta, Canada.

Complete with 42 pages, small binding holes along the spine, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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1942 Osage WV coal mine explosion....

Item #687824

May 13, 1942


* Osage, West Virginia

* Near Morgantown

* Coal mine explosion disaster

Page 2 has a one column heading: "Deaths Mounts to 56 In West Virginia Pit" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the Christopher Coal company mine explosion near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Complete with 38 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding holes along th... See More  

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1930 Chicago gangland war in full swing...

Item #687823

June 09, 1930


* Thompson submachine gun dealer

* St. Valentine's Day massacre connection

* Chicago gangland wars

* Al 'Scarface' Capone era

* Prohibition & great depression

* Best title to be had - rare as such

The front pager has a one column heading: "BULLET FELLS SELLER OF GANG MACHINE GUNS" with subhead. Photo on the back page. (see) W... See More  

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4th Masters golf tournament.... Byron Nelson photo...

Item #687822

April 03, 1937


* Fourth Masters Tournament (day 2)

* Byron Nelson and Bobby Jones photos

* Augusta National Golf Club - Georgia

The front page of the sport's section (page 21) has a seven column heading: "Byron Nelson Holds Masters Golf Lead With 138" with subheads. First report coverage on day 2 of the 1937 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia co... See More  

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Operation Market Garden in 1944....

Item #687821

September 19, 1944

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, September 19, 1944 

* Operation Market Garden begins

* Post D-Day Europe

* World War II - WWII

The top of the front page has a five column headline: "BIG BRITISH DRIVE INTO HOLLAND LINKS WITH PARATROOP INVADERS" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the great paratrooper raid in the Netherlands.

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

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1st successful weather satellite is put in orbit....

Item #687820

April 02, 1960

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Mass., April 2, 1960

* TIROS-1 Launching and orbit

* Very first successful weather satellite

* Television Infrared Observation Satellite

The top of the front page has four related photos with banner heading: "'First TV Photos from U.S. 'Eye in the Sky'" with subhead: "New Satellite Sends Out Weather Data". (see) This was the very 1st ... See More  

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Abbeville, Alabama Negro lynching...

Item #687819

February 05, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 5, 1937 

* Wesley Johnson Negro lynching 

* Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama

The top of the front page has a small one column heading: "Acts to Impeach Sheriff After Alabama Lynching" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro Wes Johnson at Abbeville, Alabama.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40... See More  

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Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #687818

October 16, 1708


* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original

From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pr... See More  
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Joan of Arc canonized in 1920...

Item #687817

May 17, 1920

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1920

* Saint Joan of Arc

* Pope Benedict XV Canonization

The top of page 17 has one column headings: "JOAN CANONIZED AT GREAT SERVICE" "10,000 IN PAGEANT FOR JOAN OF ARC" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Joan of Arc being canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, light ... See More  

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Sam Houston & Jim Bowie...

Item #687816

March 19, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836 

* Jim Bowie & Samuel Houston

* Tampico expedition

The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front ... See More  

Added to Catalog 319 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #687815

May 20, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 20, 1873 

* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original

A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, minor margin wear, nice condition.

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Huge front page photo of Al Smith...

Item #687814

July 22, 1928

PICTURE SECTION Only of the Chicago Daily Tribune, July 22, 1928

* Huge color photo of "Al" Alfred E. Smith

* Democratic nomination for president

This complete 16 page "Picture Section" only has the front page entirely taken up with a huge color photo captioned: "Alfred E. Smith; Democratic Candidate for President of the United States" Nice for display.

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Attack on Mers-el-Kébir... Operation Catapult...

Item #687812

July 05, 1940


* Attack on Mers-el-Kébir

* Operation Catapult - North Africa

* Royal Navy vs. French fleet

The front page has a nice banner headline: "BRITISH NAVAL VICTORY TOLD; Churchill's Story; French Ordered to Fire on English Ships" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Five related photos are on the back page. Always nice to have notable ev... See More  

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Amelia Earhart honored in 1932...

Item #687811

May 23, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1932 

* Amelia Earhart - London welcome

* re. Transatlantic flight (Airplane)

* 1st woman to achieve solo

The top of the front page has one column headings: "MRS. PUTNAM LANDS AT LONDON IN STORM; GREETED BY MELLON" "Crowds at Croydon Airdrome Disappointed as Ocean Flier Goes to Private Field" "Cheered In Pouring Rain" and more.... See More  

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Jesse Owens races horse photo...

Item #687628

December 29, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 29, 1936

* Jesse Owens vs. a horse photo

* Olympic star sprinter

The sport's section (page 27) has a three column photo with heading: "Jesse Owens And Horse He Beat With Aid Of Handicap" with brief text. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 42 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally goo... See More  

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Ze'ev Jabotinsky death... Jewish Revisionist Zionist...

Item #687626

August 05, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 5, 1940

* Ze-ev Jabotinsky death (1st report)

* Jewish Revisionist Zionist - Zionism

* Odessa, Ukraine author poet orator

The top of page 13 has a one column heading: "JABOTINSKY DEAD; LED NEW ZIONISTS" with subheads and photo. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.

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Early mention of Abraham Lincoln in a national newspaper...

Item #687617

December 27, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Dec. 27 1843  The top of page 3 has a report headed: "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen were chosen as the Whig candidates for Presidential Electors: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: S. LISLE SMITH of Cook..." with more men listed.

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First Woman to fly the Atlantic... Amelia Earhart...

Item #687615

June 08, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1928 

* Albert Fish kidnaps Grace Budd

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"
* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart
* About to make history

* Airplane "Friendship"

Page 27 has a one column heading: "DEATH HINT SPURS HUNT F... See More  

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Jewish Holocaust... public reality... Nazi atrocities...

Item #687614

May 08, 1944


* Jewish Holocaust becoming reality to the public

* Nazi-occupied Poland exterminations

* Mention of the infamous "gas vans"

Page 8 has an article headed: "SOVIET SAYS NAZIS MURDERED 102,000" "Civilians and War Prisoners Killed Near Rovno, Poland, Commission Charges" See photos for coverage on the atrocities in Nazi-occupied Pol... See More  

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Martha's Vineyard... Methodist Camp Meeting...

Item #687612

August 21, 1867

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 21, 1867  Page 1 provides considerable details concerning the Methodist Camp Meeting at Martha's Vineyard, known as Wesleyan Grove (or Wesleyan Camp Grove). Another article tells of a similar Camp Meeting in Hatfield. Although many of the gingerbread cottages remain, and a summer camp meeting schedule continues into the present, the popularity... See More  

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Wall Street Bailout tentatively reached...

Death of beloved actor Paul Newman...

Item #687609

September 28, 2008

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 28, 2008

* Paul Newman's death report... in a Hollywood area newspaper

* $700-billion Wall Street bailout reached (tentative agreement)

The front page has: "Paul Newman, 1925 - 2008", followed by: "A leading man of film and philanthropy," which tell of the death of the beloved actor Paul Newman. Two photos are included. Additional photos ... See More  

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Richard Ramirez "Night Stalker" death sentence in a L.A. paper...

Item #687606

November 08, 1989


* Serial killer & rapist Richard Ramirez

* Los Angeles area home invasion predator

* "Night Stalker" sentenced to death

The bottom of the front page has a small color photo of Ramirez with small heading: "Death For 'Stalker'" See image for brief text here.

The bottom of the front page of section B has a one column heading: &... See More  

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Death of Chairman Mao in a Beijing, China, newspaper...

Item #687595

September 10, 1976

PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept. 10, 1976 

* People's Republic of China founder

* Mao Zedong death (1st report)

* Best title to be had ? (rare)

This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in ... See More  

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Anna Sage and Dillinger's demise...

Item #687590

September 29, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 29, 1935

* re. John Dillinger's assassination

* Anna Sage - Ana Cumpănaș

* "Woman in Red" $$ reward

The top of page 10 has a one column heading: "TIP ON DILLINGER HALTS DEPORTATION" with subheads that include: "'Woman in Red' Says Purvis Promised to Have Alien Proceedings Dropped" and more. (see)

Other news of the da... See More  

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Review of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"...

Item #687584

February 11, 2011

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 11, 2011

* Review of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"

* Best newspaper to collect regarding this event

* Additional poster-sized ads for several other debuts

Page D-6 has: "Well, Beliebers will enjoy this," with supporting text and a small photo, which provides a review of the Justin Bieber movie, "Never Say Never." Poster-size... See More  

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American merchants distressed... An encounter with a great whale..

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768  The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More  

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An alternative to Capital punishment?

Reports from America... Colonists economically distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations  throughout the world are also present.

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H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #687534

July 30, 1895

HELENA EVENING HERALD, Montana, July 30, 1895

* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago

* America's 1st serial killer

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "HOLMES' STORY" "The Wholesale Murderer and Insurance Swindler Gives His Version of Pietzel Sr.'s Death" and more. (see) Coverage on... See More  

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1930 Chicago gangland war in full swing...

Item #687533

November 04, 1930


* Chicago gangland wars

* Al 'Scarface' Capone era

* Prohibition & great depression

* Best title to be had - rare as such

The front page has a five column heading concerning the gangland wars in Chicago that reads: "Capone Asks For Beer Monopoly" with subheads. Related photo is on the back page. (see) When it comes to gangsters, or... See More  

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Death of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain...

Item #687526

April 09, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 9, 1994 

* Kurt Cobain suicide death (1st report)

* Seattle grunge rock band Nirvana

* Singer - songwriter - guitarist

The bottom of the ftpg. has a report headed: "Grunge Rock's Kurt Cobain Dies in Apparent Suicide" with subhead: "A shotgun blast to the head claims leader of Nirvana. He was seen as voice of a generation adrift." Inclu... See More  

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Abe Lincoln on the Civil War... Georgia secedes from the Union...

Item #687522

January 20, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 20, 1861 

* President-elect Abraham Lincoln

* The Civil War about to begin

* Georgia secedes from the Union

The front page has some ominous reports concerning the troubles in the South which would soon lead to the Civil War, with first column heads including: "The Revolution" "Important News from the South" "Projected Seizure of Fort ... See More  

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1934 "Sneakers Game" NFL title.... NYG...

Item #687521

December 10, 1934

THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS, Vermont, December 10, 1934 

* The famed "Sneakers Game" 

* NFL football title championship

The top of page 13 has a one column heading: "Giants Capture Pro Grid Title; Beat Bears 30-13" with subhead. (see) First report coverage of the famous "Sneakers Game" which was the 1934 NFL football championship. The New York Gia... See More  

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Sitar family murders.... "devil made me do it"...

Item #687519

January 30, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 30, 1932

* The Sitar family murders

* Manitoba prairie - Canada

* "Devil's hatchet man"

Page 5 has a one column heading: "NINE SLAIN IN NIGHT, FARM HOUSE FIRED" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Sitar family murders. Thomas Hreczkosy, a farmhand, said Satan and a fly told him to kill family with axe

Other news, sport... See More  

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

Item #687517

February 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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