WWII newspaper headlines from ...

Jun 5, 2017 by

France Invaded: Allied Troops Launch Mighty Offensive Philadelphia Inquirer (Final) – June 6, 1944   We Crack West Wall,...

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Follow-up: Titanic survivor Ch...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Response from Charlotte Collyer, survivor of the Titanic Mrs Charlotte Collyer’s article, “How I Was Saved from the...

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Ronald Reagan: How to make you...

Aug 3, 2016 by

How to make yourself important … and strangely enough, love has a lot to do with it, in a way you’d least suspect By...

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Meet Clyde Tombaugh, discovere...

Jun 17, 2016 by

Because of the discovery made by this young farmer of Kansas, every dictionary in the world will have to be revised. For all time to come, students of astronomy will read that the ninth planet, Pluto, was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.

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Rube Goldberg in his own words...

Jun 30, 2015 by

“I was as nervous as a poker player down to his last pants’ button, and every one of the hard-boiled old-timers in the art department knew it. “

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Insight into the Kerner Report...

Jun 19, 2015 by

In this unique series, Otto Kerner offers a behind-the-scenes look at the 1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders report on racism in the US.

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Kerner Commission: Racism conf...

Jun 19, 2015 by

Racism confronted after months of soul-searching Kerner Commission Report backstory, part 1: How it evolved By Otto Kerner, Chairman,...

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Kerner Commission: Use of R...

Jun 19, 2015 by

Use of ‘overforce’ criticized Kerner Commission Report backstory, part 2: Kerner urges responsibility in meeting violence...

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Kerner Commission: Prejudice &...

Jun 19, 2015 by

Prejudice – A name for racism Kerner Commission Report backstory, part 3: Prejudice. It’s in all our hearts. What can we...

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Kerner Report: President’...

Jun 19, 2015 by

Getting the facts Kerner Commission Report backstory, part 4: President’s riot commission learned from the people By Otto...

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Kerner Commission: Racism has ...

Jun 19, 2015 by

Racism has no simple cure Kerner Report backstory, part 5: Steps must be taken to prevent separate societies By Otto Kerner,...

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Sandy Koufax: “I’m...

Mar 23, 2015 by

“I’m only human” By Sandy Koufax, As told to Milton Gross There we were, one run ahead, as Maury Wills charged the slow grounder that...

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A fond farewell to Susan B Ant...

Mar 13, 2015 by

Through the greater part of 60 years of strenuously active public life, Susan B Anthony was probably the most maligned woman who ever trod the earth.

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Battlefield report: Wounded Kn...

Dec 30, 2014 by

First reports from the Battle of Wounded Knee KILLED LIKE DOGS. Soldiers Butcher Chief Big Foot’s Warriors. HAND TO HAND...

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Stories from WWII: A D-Day dia...

Jun 6, 2014 by

On D-Day June 6, 1944, after the jump, my group of approximately 80 men met with Colonel Shanley’s group of about 120 men on the outskirts of the town of Picauville.

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Gold mining in California: A f...

May 8, 2014 by

In this first-person report, take a look at the harsh conditions the Miner ’49ers faced — both in getting to California, and what they found when they reached the gold fields. “All writers who have written on the subject of crossing the plains have greatly misrepresented the trip.”

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The circus: Stupendous! Coloss...

Mar 29, 2014 by

Clowns and daredevils! Ponderous pachyderms! Wild beasts! And 34 new acts from behind the Iron Curtain! A peek into the life of a circus clown.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy: 1917-...

Nov 21, 2013 by

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States by Laura Bergquist, LOOK Senior Editor From the fizzy early takeoff of...

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Fame has drawbacks, says actre...

Oct 8, 2013 by

Fame has drawbacks — even spoils recreation by Theda Bara, Written especially for The Day Book Is there any fame that...

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Stories from WWII: Nijmegen, H...

May 28, 2012 by

Below is part of a biography written by my grandfather, discussing some of the time he spent in Europe during WWII. Captain Chet...

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True detective stories: The Se...

May 2, 2012 by

True detective stories No. 1 – The Barney letters by A L Drummond, Formerly Chief of the U S Secret Service This is the first...

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Titanic struck: Many leaped in...

Mar 17, 2012 by

Many leaped in sea Men describe horrors Graphic accounts of the terrible scenes aboard the Titanic after it struck the iceberg and of...

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Titanic survivor: No alarm whe...

Mar 16, 2012 by

No alarm felt when steamer first struck Passengers came on deck to get view of big berg Terrible suffering in the lifeboats Carpathia...

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Saved from the Titanic: A woma...

Mar 5, 2012 by

This dramatic and compelling first-person account of the Titanic’s demise and some of the passengers’ rescue shares many...

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Actress Theda Bara talks real-...

Feb 22, 2012 by

Apparently, “vampire” in this case refers less to the literal blood-suckers and more to the women — aka vamps or...

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Wireless hero died right after...

Feb 10, 2012 by

Hero of wireless died on life raft after Titanic sank Waiter says Phillips was buried at sea from Carpathia after disaster Officer...

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