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1959 Timeline

Posted in 1950s Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Alaska became America’s 49th state, Hawaii became the 50th state and primates Miss Able and Miss Baker were launched into space for the first time. Other memorable and historic 1959 events include Fidel Castro rising to power, Cyprus gaining independence from the United Kingdom, and the first ever hovercraft successfully maneuvered across the English Channel. We have created a comprehensive timeline of events, to explain exactly what happened in 1959. If you would like to learn about any of these historic events in more detail, a 1959 newspaper will provide you with everything you need to know.  Read more...

A Year in History: 1979 Timeline

Posted in Historic Newspapers 1970s by Raquel Edwards

Many incredible 1979 events made it a truly groundbreaking year. Highlights include the introduction of China’s ‘One Child’ policy in an attempt to stem it’s exploding population, and the first election of a female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. Read more...

The Tate Murders Newspaper Coverage

Posted in 1960s Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Raquel Edwards

August 8 - 9, 2019 marks 50 years since the Tate Murders. Revisiting newspapers that captured the event in harrowing detail, we’ve compiled quotes from stories at the time to give an accurate account of how the murders were initially reported. Read more...

  • Historical Period: August 1969
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First World War Education Packs

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Thomas Walker

Special educational resources have been created in accordance with commemorations of the centenary of the start of World War One. If you’re looking to teach students about the significance of the First World War, why not do so with one of our First World War Educational Packs? Newspapers offer teachers the chance to encourage chronological understanding, evoke a sense of period and provide a framework to discuss today’s events in a historical context. Read more...

  • Historical Period: September 2014
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Historic Newspapers Quiz

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Thomas Walker

To celebrate the 10th Birthday of Historic Newspapers - the world's largest Original Newspaper Archive - we've put together a special newspaper quiz. Read more...

  • Historical Period: August 2014
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Historic Newspapers 10th Birthday

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Thomas Walker

This week we celebrated the 10th Birthday of Historic Newspapers at both our Southern and Northern locations. The big 1-0 is a huge milestone for birthdays, much like reaching 21, 30 and even 90. It's difficult to find presents for such mammoth occasions like gifts for 90-year-olds or even 30-year-olds, but 90th birthday gifts and keepsakes for such milestones don't get much better than a birthday shared for all! Read more...

  • Historical Period: August 2014
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