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Karl Benz death... automobile pioneer...

Item #675751

April 05, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1929

* Karl Benz death (1st report)

* German engine designer

* Inventor of 1st automobile ?

* Mercedes-Benz co-founder

The top of page 25 has a one column heading: "CARL BENZ, 84, DIES; MADE FIRST AUTO" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of German engine designer, Karl Benz. He is generally regarded as the inventor of the very 1s... See More  

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"Little Rock Nine" Central High School...

Item #675750

September 08, 1957

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, September 8, 1957 

* Little Rock Nine

* Negro students - Arkansas

* Central High School

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "Faubus Says Guard Will Keep Negroes Out Of High School Despite Ruling By U.S. Judge" with subheads. (see) This report concerns the Little Rock Nine (see hyperlink for more), one of the focal points of ... See More  

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1924 World Series... New York Giants...

Item #675747

October 10, 1924

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 10, 1924

* New York Giants vs. Washington Senators

* World Series of baseball - MLB (game 6)

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "SENATORS WIN, 2-1; WORLD TITLE HINGES ON 7TH GAME TODAY" with subheads. (see) More in the sport's section. First report coverage of game 6 of the World Series between the New York Giants and Washingto... See More  

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1931 Marshal Joseph Joffre death...

Item #675745

January 03, 1931

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Neb., January 3, 1931

* Marshal Joseph Joffre death

* World War I French general

The front page has a four column headline: "'PAPA' JOFFRE IS DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see)

Complete with 12 pages, light toning minor wear at the margins, generally very nice.

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Harry Thaw... Stanford White murder...

Item #675744

February 01, 1908

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., February 1, 1908 

* 1st successful use of insanity plea in court 

* Harry Thaw - Stanford White murder trial

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Harry K. Thaw Acquitted Today Of Murder Of Stanford White" with subheads. (see)

Ten pages, light toning, piece torn away at the bottom right corner which causes a little text loss t... See More  

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Nelson Mandela to be released from prison...

Item #675741

February 11, 1990

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 11, 1990 

* Nelson Mandela freed (day of)

* South African president

* Buster Douglas knockouts Mike Tyson

* Famous Heavyweight boxing upset

The front page has a report on the same day Nelson Mandela would be released from prison after serving 27 years with headline: "S. Africa to Free Black Leader Mandela Today" with related photo. (see) More on page... See More  

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1928 Wineville Chicken Coop murders...

Item #675734

September 17, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 17, 1928 

* Wineville Chicken Coop murders 

* Christine and Walter Collins 

* Gordon Stewart Northcott 

* Hollywood movie 'Changeling' fame

The top of page 16 has one column headings: "UPHOLDS BOY'S TALE OF 'MURDER FARM'" "Father of Accused California Youth Says He Knew Three Boys Were Slain" and mor... See More  

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Dramatic report on the death of Woodrow Wilson...

Item #675733

February 04, 1924


* Woodrow Wilson death (1st report)

The front page presents a very bold banner headline: "DEATH CALLS WILSON" with subheads & dramatically featured is a large photo of "Woodrow Wilson" with very wide, black mourning rules. Full page pictorial is on page 3.

Complete with 34pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, nice... See More  

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1934 Marie Curie death...

Item #675732

July 05, 1934


* Marie Curie death (1st report)

* Discoverer of Radium

* Physicist and chemist

The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "MME. CURIE DIES A VICTIM OF HER WORK ON RADIUM" with subhead. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 pages, rag edition in nice condition. A few small binding holes along the blank spine... See More  

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Washington Redskins win Title in 1937.....

Item #675731

December 13, 1937

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, December 13, 1937.


* Washington Redskins win NFL football title

* USS Panay incident (1st report)

* Yangtze River, Nanjing, China

The sport's section (page 24) has a three column heading: "Baugh's 17 Passes for 352 Yards Give Redskins Pro Football Crown" with subheads.

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Actor Raymond Hitchcock death....

Item #675730

November 26, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 26, 1929

* Raymond Hitchcock death (1st report)

* Silent film & stage actor - Broadway

Page 31 has one column headings: "RAYMOND HITCHCOCK DIES IN CALIFORNIA" "Musical Comedy Star, Long Ill, Collapses at His Wife's Side in Automobile" "On Stage Nearly 40 Years" and more with photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publ... See More  

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1953 Iranian coup d'état...

Item #675729

August 20, 1953

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., August 20, 1953

* 1953 Iranian coup d'état

* Mohammad Mosaddegh

* "Operation Boot" by British

The top of the front page has a five column headline: "Mossadegh Captured; Battle In Streets Of Iran" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 26 pages, light toning at the margins, some tiny binding holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Liberation of Paris, in a French newspaper...

Item #675727

August 23, 1944

LA PRESS CHERBOURGEOISE - Special Edition, August 23, 1944  In terms of rarity this would be one of the best newspapers we have offered on the liberation of Paris during World War II.

This is a French newspaper reporting the event, from Cherbourg, a town on the north coast of France, with a banner head: "PARIS EST LIBERE" ("PARIS IS LIBERATED") with the balance of the fro... See More  

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Michael Jordan shines in the Olympic games...

Item #675713

August 08, 1984

SUN-TIMES, Chicago Aug. 8, 1984

* Michael Jordan shines w/ photo

* U.S. men's Olympic basketball team

* In a Chicago publication, rare as such

The top of page 116 has a three column heading: "Situation is well in hand" with subhead and photo. (see) A nice article on Jordan prior to his pro debut. Text includes: "I don't think the pros realize how good he is..." ... See More  

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World War II set, an issue from each of the years...

Item #675710

January 01, 1942

(5) THE DAILY NEWS, New York  An interesting lot of five issues, each from the World War II years of 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945.

One of the great features of the Daily News is the format, as most of each front page of this tabloid-size newspaper is taken up with a headline and/or photo relating to the war.

Each issue has some inside pages removed but pages relating to the war were kep... See More  

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General George S. Patton welcome home....

Item #675708

June 08, 1945

DAILY NEWS, New York City, June 8, 1945

* General George S. Patton

* Post World War II


The front page has a photo showing Patton with his wife and heading: "The Boston Tea Party Was Dull....Compared to Patton's Return" Page 2 has a two column heading: "Bemedaled Patton Greeted by Boston" with photo. (see) Coverage on General George S. Patton's... See More  

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MS St. Louis ocean liner... Jewish refugees...

Item #675706

June 06, 1939


* German Ocean Liner MS St. Louis

* Jewish refugees are refused in Cuba

* "Voyage of the Damned" - Jews

The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "Jews On Roving Ship Win Right To Land In Cuba" with subhead. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and adver... See More  

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Bonus Army conflict in Washington D.C...

Item #675704

June 08, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1932 

* Bonus Army conflict

* World War I veterans

* Washington D.C.

The top of the front page is a one column heading: "DRIVE BONUS PICKETS FROM WHITE HOUSE; POLICE ISOLATE AREA" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside with 3 related photos. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

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Nelson Mandela free... Donald Trump files for divorce...

Item #675703

February 13, 1990

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 13, 1990 

* Nelson Mandela freed

* South African president

* Donald Trump files for divorce

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "'Overwhelmed' by Warm Reception, Mandela Says" with photo. Much more on page 8. Coverage on Nelson Mandela being released from prison after serving 27 years.

Also at the bottom of the front pa... See More  

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Camp David Accords signed in 1979...

Item #675701

September 18, 1978

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 18, 1978

* Camp David Accords signed

* Anwar Sadat & Menachem Begin

* Egypt & Israel - Jimmy Carter

The front page has a nice banner headline: "'FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE; Begin, Sadat Pledge Treaty Within 3 Months" with subheads and related photo. (see)

Complete 1st section only with 30 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Michael Jordan becoming a superstar w/ photo...

Item #675698

May 02, 1988

USA TODAY, Thursday, May 2, 1988

* Michael Jordan makes NBA history

* Chicago Bulls NBA basketball - playoffs

* 1st player to score 50+ points in consecutive games

Near the bottom of the front page of the sport's section has a one column heading: "Jordan's 55 lifts Bulls to 2-0 lead" with photo of Jordan. (see)

Complete with all sections (38 pages), very nice condition.

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1948 Hale Telescope dedication...

Item #675697

June 04, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1948

* Hale Telescope dedication

* Astronomer George Ellery Hale

* Palomar Observatory

* San Diego County, California

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Largest Telescope Dedicated To Man's Service at Palomar" with subhead. (see)

Complete with all 48 pages, rag edition in great condition.... See More  

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Item #675666

January 16, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966 (2nd section only)

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1985 Microsoft Excel (1st version) advertisement...

Item #675650

November 25, 1985

USA TODAY, Nov. 25, 1985

* Microsoft Excel (first version) advertisement

* For Macintosh computers

Within section B is a nice double-page advertisement for the first version of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A very early and rare ad as there was no reason to keep this issue as there was no historic event that happened on this date. (see)

Complete with all sections (40 pages), nice condi... See More  

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Hauptmann charged with the murder of the Lindbergh baby...

Item #675641

September 21, 1934

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., September 21, 1934 

* Bruno Hauptmann arrested 

* Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping

The front page has a nice banner headline: "LINDBERGH CASE SOLVED BY ARREST AND FINDING OF MONEY, POLICE SAY" with subheads and small photo of Charles Jr. More on page 2.

Complete with all 36 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, generally good.... See More  

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Hammond, Indiana circus train wreck...

Item #675621

June 24, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 24, 1918  This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "CIRCUS DISASTER COST 85 LIVES", "Sixty-Two Bodies Taken from Wreck With Only 24 of Them Recognizable" and more. See photos for text on the Hammond circus train wreck.

Other news, sports and advertisments of the day. Light browning,... See More  

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Death of "comic genius" Lucille Ball...

Item #675564

April 27, 1989

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 27, 1989

* Lucille Ball death (1st report)

* Actress - comedienne -  model

* "I Love Lucy" television sitcom

* Best title to be had ?

The top of the ftpg. has four photos of Lucille Ball with a ftpg. report headed: "Lucille Ball Dies; TV's Comic Genius Was 77" with a related subhead. Much more on her on page 3, including two more relat... See More  

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1937 Brady Gang shootout....

Item #675563

October 18, 1937

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, N.C. (Weekly), October 18, 1937

* Al Brady Gang shootout

* Bangor ME Maine

* F.B.I. - G-Men agents (1st report)

The front page has a two column pictorial with heading: "Two Killers Reach End of the Trail" with brief text underneath. Coverage on the famous shootout in Bangor, Maine between the Brady gang and the F.B.I.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning a... See More  

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Triple crown Seattle Slew loses 1st in 1977...

Item #675555

July 04, 1977

SPORT'S SECTION ONLY of the Los Angeles Times, July 4, 1977

* Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew

* Thoroughbred horse racing

* Loses 1st race to J. O. Tobin

The top of the front page of this section has a banner headline: "J.O. TOBIN AND SHOE SLAY THE SLEW" with subheads and a few related photos. Nice for display. Great to have in this West Coast publication.

Sport's secti... See More  

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Wizard of Oz debut... opening day close...

Item #675552

August 11, 1939


* The Wizard of Oz

* Opening day advertisement (2 DAYS PRIOR)

* Judy Garland and more

Page 4 has an historic advertisement in early film history. See images for a 6 x 6 inch ad for the premiere of "The Wizard of Oz" in New York City. This was 6 days prior to it's grand opening. New York City was one of the first cities to release this ... See More  

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Ted Drake's seven goals record soccer game...

Item #675551

December 15, 1935

NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, December 15, 1935

* Ted Drake - Arsenal football club (soccer)

* Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham, England

* Seven goals - top-flight record game

Page 4 of this section has a one column heading: "SOCCER MARK SET AS 60,000 LOOK ON" with subheads that include: "Seven Goals by Drake of Arsenal Best Under English League's New Rule"... See More  

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Carrier USS Wasp sinking....

Item #675550

October 27, 1942


* USS Aircraft Carrier Wasp sinking

* Battle of Guadacanal

* World War II - WWII

The front page has a four column heading: "3rd U. S. Losses Carrier Lost" with subhead: "Wasp Sinking Sept. 15 Heightens Gloom on Pacific Outlook" and photo. Coverage contines inside with another photo. (see) "This sinking actually happened... See More  

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General George S. Patton death burial..

Item #675549

December 25, 1945

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 25, 1945

* General George S. Patton death burial

* Post World War II reports

The top of page 8 has a one column heading: "PATTON BURIED AT SIDE OF 3D ARMY PRIVATE" with subhead and related pictorial.

Complete with 32 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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1927 Henry Ford murder attempt ?....

Item #675548

March 31, 1927


* Henry Ford assassination attempt ?

* Automobile magnate car wreck

* Best title to be had ?

The top of the front page has a great banner headline: "ATTEMPT TO KILL FORD FAILS" with subheads. Photo of Ford is on the back page.

Complete with 38 pages, light toning, some margin wear, more so along the spine, nice for display as such.... See More  

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Clyde Barrow Gang Machine Gun Fight photo..

Item #675546

July 26, 1933


* Clyde Barrow Gang

* Machine Gun Battle

* Outlaws Bonnie & Clyde

* Famous photo of capture (Blanche)

The bottom of the back page has a four column photo with heading: "Gang Of Bandit Suspects Engages In Machine Gun Battle With Iowa Posse; Two Captured" with brief text. Coverage on the machine gun battle with police at their woo
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Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.....

Item #675544

November 10, 1989

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 10, 1989 

* Fall of the Berlin Wall (1st report)

* Brandenburg Gate w/ photo

The top of the front page has a headline: "East Germany Opens Borders; Wall Has 'No More Meaning'" with subheads and related photo. More inside.

Complete 1sat section only with pages 1-44, very nice condition.... See More  

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Preston Tucker indictment for fraud...

Item #675543

June 12, 1949

THE DETROIT NEWS, June 12, 1949

* Preston Tucker indicted for fraud

* Automobile designer & entrepreneur

* 1948 Tucker Sedan "Tucker Torpedo" fame

The front page has a one column heading: "Tucker Rips Autop Maker" with subhead. (see) Coverage on Preston Tucker's indictment for mail fraud. Great to have in a Detroit publication, rare as such.

Complete 1st sectio... See More  

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Milk tradition at Indy 500 begins... Louis Meyer

Item #675542

May 31, 1936

NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, N.C. May 31, 1936

* Louis Meyer wins 3rd Indianapolis 500

* Automobile race at speedway - Indiana

* The drinking of milk tradition begins

The front page has a three column heading: "Louis Meyer Shatters Records In Third Indianapolis Victory" with subhead and related illustration. (see) No mention of him drinking milk in this report but history shows t... See More  

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1994 Orange County, California bankruptcy...

Item #675541

December 07, 1994


* Orange County, California

* Files for Bankruptcy

The front page has a banner headline: "Orange County Files for Bankruptcy Protection as Creditor Seeks Payment" with subheads and related photo. Lengthy text continues inside. Nice to have in this famous West Coast publication.

Complete 1st section only with 34 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Lou Gehrig hits 4 home runs in a row....

Item #675537

June 04, 1932


* New York Yankees baseball

* Lou Gehrig (Iron Horse)

* 4 home runs in single game

The top of page 8 has a two column heading: "Gehrig Hits Four Consecutive Home Runs to Equal Record Of Robert Lowe Made in 1894" (see)

Complete with 10 pages, light toning at the margins, small tear along the top margin, generally nice.

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Battle of Warsaw (1920)... Polish-Soviet War...

Item #675532

August 16, 1920


* Battle of Warsaw (1920)

* Miracle of the Vistula

* Polish-Soviet War - Poland

The front page has a great banner headline: "WARSAW GATES STOP REDS" with subheads. (see) Very nice for display.

Complete with 18 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.... See More  

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St. Anthony's Hospital Fire Disaster...

Item #675530

April 05, 1949

CENTRE DAILY TIMES, State College, Penn. April 5, 1949

* St. Anthony's Hospital Fire Disaster

* Effingham, Illinois

The top of the front page has a banner headline above the masthead: "50 Feared Killed in Hospital Fire" with subhead. (see) Nice for display.

Complete with 10 pages, light toning at the margins, a little spine wear, generally good.... See More  

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Selling tickets on the Titanic's next voyage...

Item #675529

April 13, 1912

THE TIMES, London, England, April 13, 1912 

* Pre Sinking the RMS Titanic

* 2nd trip from England advertisement

Although the Titanic had just departed England the day prior, page 2 has an advertisements for the White Star Line selling tickets on its next departure from England: "...Largest Steamers In The World...Titanic...Wed., May 1..." with particulars of other ships &... See More  

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Chicago Blackhawks win 1st Stanley Cup....

Item #675528

April 11, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1934

* Chicago Blackhawks - NHL Hockey

* Win 1st Stanley Cup

* Original 1st report

This 44 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 27 that reads: "16,500 See Chicago Triumph in Overtime to Capture World's Hockey Title" with subheads that include: "HAWKS SCORE, 1-0; WIN STANLEY CUP" "March's Drive After 30:05 of Overtime B... See More  

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Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish captured in 1934...

Item #675527

December 14, 1934

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., December 14, 1934

* Albert Fish captured - arrested

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"

The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "Fish Admits Kidnapping and Murder" with subhead. (see) Early coverage on Albert Fish admitti... See More  

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On the founding of television in 1928...

Item #675523

February 19, 1928

NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1928 

* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions

Page XX 14 (near the back) has a nice banner headline: "RADIO IMAGES ARE GLIMPSING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC" with subhead: "Scotsman's Road To Television Fraught With Many Obstacles" and 3 related photos showing John L. Baird, considered one of the inventors o... See More  

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Dillinger Gang robs a Chicago bank...

Item #675522

December 14, 1933

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, Dec. 14, 1933 

* John Dillinger gang bank robbery 

* Before He became nationally known

The bottom of the front page has a three column heading: "7 Bandits Listen to Police Radio While Looting Bank" (see) This was the work of the John Dillinger Gang while he & fellow gangsters were in the midst of the Mid-Western crime spree.

Complete w... See More  

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Carl Lewis wins 2nd gold medal in 1984...

Item #675519

August 07, 1984

USA TODAY, Aug. 7, 1984

* Carl Lewis wins 2nd of 4 gold medals

* 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

The front page has a headline that reads: "Lewis gets gold--but short of record" with photo of Lewis and more.  Lewis was trying to Match Jesse Owens four gold medals he won in 1936 Berlin. Lewis would achieve this in the following days,. Much more on the 1984 Summer Olympics ... See More  

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Women's Suffrage in 1911 California...

Item #675514

October 12, 1911

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, October 12, 1911

* Women's suffrage in California

* Voting rights for females

The front page has a one column heading: "SUFFRAGE IS APPARENTLY VICTORIOUS IN STATE" 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 era in paper.

Comple... See More  

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Great banner headline on the killing of gangster "Pretty Boy" Floyd...

Item #675511

October 23, 1934

THE DETROIT NEWS, October 23, 1934 

* Charles Pretty Boy Floyd

* Public enemy No. 1 killed

The front page has a one column heading: "Argue Custody Of Floyd's Pal" with subhead. (see) Page 4 has a nice pictorial showing a dead Floyd and a shed where he was killed with heading: "Pretty Boy Floyd's Career Ends on a Morgue Slab After Corn Crib Killing" (see)

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