This page contains a large collection of meticulously selected rare newspapers and magazines (front page and headlines only) about major events which occurred in the world.
Drowning of Titanic – April 15, 1912. The Boston Daily Globe giving details in their Evening Edition of 16 April 1912.
Titanic Sinks – April 15, 1912. The New York Times breaks the news in its edition of April 16, 1912.
End of World War I – November 11, 1918
The New York Times, December 8, 1941, Japan Wars on U.S., Makes sudden Attack on Hawaii. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes were launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged,and four were sunk.
Hitler Dead: News Chronicle, May 2, 1945. HITLER DEAD, Doenitz, new Fuehrer, says: “We fight on.”
End of World War II in Europe – May 08, 1945. Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (in Commonwealth countries, 7 May, 1945) to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France, and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.
Daily Mail, May 8, 1945, 4 a.m. Edition, Ve-Day – “It’s All Over” (End of World War II in Europe)
Newsweek, May 14, 1945, V-E, Victory in Europe. Details about V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) celebrations held on May 08, 1945.
Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan – 06 August 1945. The headline in New York Times on August 07, 1945.
Atomic bomb hits Nagasaki, August 09, 1945 -The Boston Herald
Great War Ends. Japs will Surrender to Gen M’ Arthur, Chicago Daily Tribune, August 14, 1945
White House Announces the War is Over; The Evening Star, August 14, 1945
The Stars and Stripes, September 03, 1945, Japs Sign Surrender. 6-Year War Ends
‘The Star’, January 30, 1948, “Gandhi Shot Dead”. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence He wanted India to pay out some cash assets owed to Pakistan. Some Indians thought Gandhi was too accommodating. Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, assassinated Gandhi on 30 January 1948 by firing three bullets into his chest at point-blank range.
New York World-Telegram, The Sun, April 18, 1955: “Dr. Einstein is Dead”. Dr. Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who revolutionized physics with his discovery of the general theory of relativity and the famous equation on energy: E = mc2 making him the father of modern physics. For his services to theoretical physics, in particular for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, he was awarded the “1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.”
Chicago Tribune, November 23, 1963, Assassin Kills Kennedy. John F. Kennedy, President of U.S.A. was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
Landing on Moon – 20 July 1969. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the moon surface about 15 hours later. All 3 returned to Earth safely after travelling in space for 8 days.
The New York Times, August 9, 1974: “Nixon Resigns”. Late city edition of The New York Times announce about the resignation of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. Vice President Gerald R. Ford of Michigan takes the oath as the new President to complete the remaining 2 1/2 years of Nixon’s term. After two years of bitter public debate over the Watergate scandals, President Nixon bowed to pressures from the public and leaders of his party to become the first President in American history to resign.
Assassination of Indra Gandhi assassinated, 31 Oct 1984. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of India. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984, in New Delhi. Indira Gandhi was the only child of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The New York Times, September 12, 2001. U.S. Attacked. Hijacked Jets destroy Twin Towers and hit Pentagon.
Newsweek, September 11, 2001, America Under Attack
Rare Newspapers & Magazines about Pakistan
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