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

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September 10, 1976

PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976  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 translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Testung!" Within the box at the upper right of the ftpg. is: "Long live invincible Marxism-Leninism--Mao Tsetung Thought!" and: "Long live the great, glorious and correct Communist Part of China!"
All of page 2 is devoted to the complete text of the death announcement, the black-bordered head at the top: "Mourning with deepest grief the passing away of the Great Leader and Great Teacher, Chairman Mao Tsetung."
Collectors prize notable events reporting in newspaper at, or close to, where the event happened. Mao died in Beijing.
We believe this issue to be complete in 4 pages, however another source mentions a 6 page edition which we think may have been issued later in the day, but we cannot verify.
Very minor wear at the margins with a few discrete archival mends inside, generally in very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century