Lizzie Borden & the infam...

Jun 16, 2017 by

Here’s a news story about the Lizzie Borden double murder from just 5 days after the killings. Soon, this sensationally dramatic tale would rivet the nation.

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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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US joins World War I: Headline...

Apr 6, 2017 by

In April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. War was formally declared on April 6, 1917.

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The Great Depression: Newspape...

Mar 26, 2017 by

While the newspapers reported on the stock market crash on October 29 and October 30, 1929, it’s clear that they didn’t...

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Amelia Earhart feared lost (19...

Jan 5, 2017 by

AMELIA FEARED LOST Navy ships ordered to begin hunt Plane over 2500-mile Pacific waste Island is goal Tiny spot in Pacific to be...

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The crash of Pacific Southwest...

Nov 14, 2016 by

On a clear, unseasonably hot morning on September 25, 1978, residents of San Diego’s North Park neighborhood were getting their...

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Death claims Elvis (1977)

Apr 10, 2016 by

Death claims Elvis King of rock suffers heart failure at 42 Memphis — Elvis Presley, the gyrating king of rock n’ roll...

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1,492 go down to their death i...

Mar 2, 2016 by

1,492 go down to their death in loss of “world’s greatest liner” Woman and children saved; men stay to die; pitiful...

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Buddy Holly & three other...

Feb 2, 2016 by

Lubbock rock ‘n’ roll star killed Buddy Holly, three others in air crash Ritchie Valens, J P Richardson, Pilot Also Dead...

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Zeppelin Hindenburg explodes, ...

Oct 26, 2015 by

Zeppelin Hindenburg explodes, falls at Lakehurst – Known dead number 33 Giant airliner plunges in flames after safely crossing...

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Remembering the Watts Riots (1...

Aug 21, 2015 by

Fifty years ago, when white California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus pulled over 21-year-old African-American...

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Crash kills young actor James ...

Aug 19, 2015 by

Speed-loving James Dean, Hollywood’s latest bobby sox idol, was killed last night in a head-on collision of his $7,000 German...

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Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day...

Jun 6, 2015 by

Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day: Offensive rolls into Normandy Beachheads in France are made secure in first rush By Wes...

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DB Cooper: Hijacker parachutes...

May 31, 2015 by

Hijacker parachutes from Reno-bound jet Escapes with $200,000 ransom A courteous middle-aged man disappeared, apparently by...

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Martin Luther King Jr slain by...

Apr 4, 2015 by

Negro leader Dr King slain by lone Memphis assassin Widespread Negro violence, including arson and shooting, broke out in several...

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Notorious gangster John Dillin...

Mar 29, 2015 by

Kill John Dillinger at Chicago Desperado, wounded by three slugs, broke line of fire; Died in alley U.S. Justice Department Agents...

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Aftermath of Martin Luther Kin...

Mar 23, 2015 by

The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr triggered violence across the nation back in 1968.

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NYC during the Great Blizzard ...

Jan 25, 2015 by

  The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe...

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Superman star Christopher Reev...

Jan 3, 2015 by

‘Superman’ star Reeve paralyzed in fall from horse Charlottesville, Va — Actor Christopher Reeve, star of “Superman” movies,...

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Four killed at Kent State as t...

Jan 3, 2015 by

Four killed at Kent State as troops fire on crowd Kent, Ohio students were shot to death and 11 other persons wounded, four...

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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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The Battle of Little Bighorn: ...

Dec 18, 2014 by

On the morning of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and the 7th Cavalry charged into battle against Lakota Sioux and...

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The Gettysburg Address: How it...

Nov 19, 2014 by

Apart from providing a detailed description of the ceremonies, this account also gives a different perspective on President Lincoln’s famous 2-minute speech.

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Headlines from the very start ...

Jul 28, 2014 by

24 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI.

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Charles Lindbergh’s baby...

May 22, 2014 by

Kidnappers hold baby son of Col Lindbergh; ask $50,000 ransom; leave note

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Charles Lindbergh’s baby...

May 22, 2014 by

May 12, 1932 – Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, infant son of the world-famous aviator, was found dead at Mount Rose, NJ

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Trial of Lindbergh Baby kidnap...

May 22, 2014 by

The state of New Jersey, which spent $1,200,000 to capture and convict Bruno Richard Hauptmann, executed him with a penny’s worth of electricity.

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The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

May 21, 2014 by

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.

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Attempted assassination of Pre...

May 14, 2014 by

1981: President Reagan was wounded in the chest Monday by a gunman who tried to assassinate him with a burst of .22-caliber bullets

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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 shocking murder of Beatle ...

May 7, 2014 by

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

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The City of Chester steamship ...

Apr 25, 2014 by

Under the waves: Great disaster near the Golden Gate… The City of Chester sunk — Run down in a fog by the Oceanic. Thirteen lives known to be lost.

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Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 p...

Apr 16, 2014 by

While today’s players make multi-million dollar salaries and play in front of upwards of 15,000 fans a night, Chamberlain’s record-setting performance took place in front of 4,124 fans at the arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Recap of the first Boston Mara...

Apr 15, 2014 by

Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.

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Early firsthand reports of Naz...

Apr 10, 2014 by

Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed and cremated in the first two months, and that only 1,000 remained alive.

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The Civil War nears its end: L...

Apr 9, 2014 by

Lee has surrendered! Domestic treason is utterly suppressed and punished — freedom extended to all the people — the South conquered — the rebellion at an end — and peace with a Union restored and purified nigh at hand.

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DNA: Gene chemical identified ...

Mar 27, 2014 by

A scientist announced Saturday that he had positively identified the chemical makeup of genes, the tiny cells that govern heredity, despite Russian claims that the gene is a “figment of the imagination.”

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The Great Chicago Fire, as the...

Oct 9, 2013 by

Lasting from Sunday, October 8, to the morning of Tuesday, October 10, 1871, The Great Chicago Fire killed an estimated 200 to 300...

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A castle in the clouds: The Va...

Oct 7, 2013 by

A castle in the clouds Lavish expenditure of money: A thirty-thousand acre farm improved at an expense of $6,000,000 The Vanderbilt...

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