A February, 2017 stroll back thru time – 50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago…

February 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

What news was reported in the month of February – 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 years ago (1967, 1917, 1867, 1817, 1767)? 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.
February:
1967 – 50 years ago
1917 – 100 years ago
1867 – 150 years ago
1817 – 200 years ago
1767 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1667, 1717, 1767, 1817, 1867, 1917, and/or 1967?

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… the Hindenburg tragedy!

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the NEW YORK AMERICAN, May 7, 1937: “HINDENBURG EXPLODES AT LAKEHURST; 35 DEAD“:Blog-8-11-2016-Hindenburg

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… death of Walt Disney…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the HERALD EXAMINER–EXTRA, Los Angeles, California, December 15, 1966: “WALT DISNEY DIES“…Blog-12-17-2015-Walt-Disney-death

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… death of Gandhi…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, January 30, 1948: “GANDHI SHOT TO DEATH”…Blog-10-8-2015-Gandhi

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… Sinking of the Titanic…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with THE TRIBUNE, Los Angeles, April 16, 1912:  “TITANIC SINKS; 675 ARE SAVED” “1800 GO DOWN IN SHIP, REPORT” (see below). We also have a nice Pinterest board with Titanic headlines: TitanicBlog-9-24-2015-Titanic

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… Jean Harlow dies…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the HERALD EXPRESS–EXTRA, Los Angeles, June 7, 1937: “FILM STAR JEAN HARLOW  DIES; WM. POWELL, FAMILY AT SIDE“…

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Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… Watts riots in Los Angeles…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the LOS ANGELES TIMES–EXTRA, August 14, 1965: “EIGHT MEN SLAIN; GUARD MOVES IN“…Blog-7-9-2015-Watts-Riots

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… Dodgers are moving!

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the HERALD EXPRESS-EXTRA, Los Angeles, California, October 8, 1957: “It’s Official! DODGERS COMING TO L.A.“…Blog-6-12-2015-Dodgers-Move-To-Los-Angeles

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… Cocoanut Grove fire…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 30, 1942: “FIRE KILLS 431 IN NIGHT CLUB“…Blog-7-23-2015-Cocoanut-Grove-Club-Fire

Great Headlines Speak For Themselves… death of Groucho Marx…

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The best headlines need no commentary. Such is the case with the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 20, 1977: “GROUCHO MARX DIESBlog-6-26-2015-Groucho-Marx-Death

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