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Original Newspaper Gift from 1951

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1951

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1951:

Date Event
9th January 1951The new United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.
20th January 1951Avalanches in the Alps kill 240 people in Switzerland, Austria and Italy during the ‘Winter of Terror‘.
12th March 1951The comic strip “Dennis the Menace” appears in newspapers across the United States for the first time.
11th April 1951The Stone of Scone resurfaces on the altar of Arbroath Abbey after it had been removed from Westminster Abbey on Christmas day, 1950.
21st April 1951The National Olympic Committee of the Soviet Union is formed. The USSR first participates in the Olympic Games at Helsinki in 1952.
3rd May 1951King George VI opens London's Royal Festival Hall as a patron.
14th May 1951The first volunteer-run passenger trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales.
1st July 1951Judy Garland opens the first of fourteen concerts in Dublin, at the Theatre Royal.
12th August 1951“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger is published.
10th September 1951The United Kingdom begins an economic boycott of Iran.
26th September 1951A blue sun is seen over Europe for two days. The effect is due to ash from forest fires that had raged in Canada four month previously.
16th October 1951Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan of Pakistan is assassinated.
24th October 1951 U.S. President Harry Truman declares an official end to the war with Germany.
26th October 1951Winston Churchill is re-elected Prime Minister; his foreign minister is Anthony Eden.
31st October 1951"Scrooge", starring Alastair Sim, opens in England.
23rd December 1951The film “The African Queen“, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in Hollywood.
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A Newspaper From 1951

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).