Monday, October 14, 2013

For You History & Journalism Buffs, Check This Out!!!

Today's edition of the New York Times has a real treat for history buffs. As the global edition of the Times, previously known as The International Herald Tribune becomes the International New York Times, they've included a retrospective of various front pages dating back to the inaugural edition of the New York Herald back in 1887.

Their timeline includes various editions featuring many well-known stories of the day. Clicking on the various small circles along their timeline, you can see how the paper covered the Jack the Ripper case in London in 1889, the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the tragedy of the Titanic sinking in 1912, the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand which was integral to the start of the first world war in 1914, the abdication of the Czar of Russia in 1914 as well as King Edward in 1936, the Lindberg flight in 1927, the Hindenberg explosion in 1937, Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939, the first spaceflights from Yuri Gugerin and John Glenn in 1961 and 1962, the death of Martin Luther King in 1968, Nixon's resignation in 1974, the shootings of the Pope Paul and Indiri Ghandi and the freeing of Nelson Mandela.

That's just a sampling of the featured editions. Each can be clicked on to enlarge the print and explore the entire edition. The walk through history is highly entertaining, to say the least.



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