Life-perspective from 50, 100, 150+ years ago – 2018 edition…

January 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

What news was reported in the month of January – 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 years ago (1968, 1918, 1868, 1818, 1768)? Such a walk back through time via the eyes of those who read the daily and weekly newspapers of the period can be quite revealing. This is why we often say, “History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was first reported.” The following links will take you back in time to show the available newspapers from the Rare & Early newspapers website. There’s no need to buy a thing. Simply enjoy the stroll.
January:
1968 – 50 years ago
1918 – 100 years ago
1868 – 150 years ago
1818 – 200 years ago
1768 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1668, 1718, 1768, 1818, 1868, 1918, and/or 1968?

The Traveler… the King celebrates…

January 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Today I traveled to London by the means of The Post Boy dated January 1, 1718. There I found that the King of Spain had lately been experiencing some health issues but is now reportedly been better. Also “Yesterday being his Majesty’s Birth-day, when he enter’d into the 36th Year of his Age, he receiv’d the Compliments of the Court there-upon; and is expected here in few days.”

I wish all a Happy New Year!

~The Traveler