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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. Check out some pictures from our great day here. Read more...

  • Historical Period: August 2014
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1949 Cold War Events

Posted in 1940s Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Many historians believe the Cold War was inevitable, and there were several major events in 1949 that set it in motion. The 1949 Cold War events discussed here were hastened by a mutual distrust between two allies fighting against the Axis powers in WWII. Read more...

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