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A Union and a Confederate veteran meet 50 years after the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1913, more than 53 thousand Civil War veterans from both sides gathered at the Gettysburg Battlefield in a peaceful reunion that lasted from June 29 to July 4. (Binghamton Press, 06.30.1913) .
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While researching our Royal Wedding post, we found this gem about Prince William from when he was 4 years old. It was too good not to share! (Quad-City Times, 07.21.1986).
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In 1936, King Edward VIII shocked the world when he proposed to Wallis Simpson, a twice-married American divorcee. Edward eventually abdicated the British throne in order to marry her, after being king for less than a year. The pair married in June 1937. This newspaper front-page announcement of their wedding is so charming! (Des Moines Tribune, 06.03.1937).
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Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding is upon us! Look back on 8 of the past British royal weddings in all their regal splendor!
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[1] Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, 1937 (Evening Sun, 06.03.1937), [2] Elizabeth II and Philip Mountbatten, 1947 (Detroit Free Press, 11.21.1947), [3] Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1960 (Binghamton Press, 05.06.1960), [4] Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, 1973 (Chicago Tribune, 11.15.1973), [5] Prince Charles and Diana, 1981 (Indianapolis Star, 07.30.1981), [6] Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, 1986 (Daily News, 07.24.1986), [7] Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, 2005 (Daily Record, 04.10.2005), [8] Prince William and Kate Middleton, 2011 (Morning Call, 04.30.2011).
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Soon after his instant fame on the screen, Micky Mouse began to appear in newspapers nationwide in the 1930s. The comic strip followed a similar storyline to the first Mickey cartoon produced—Plane Crazy (1928). In the strip, Mickey is again inspired by Charles Lindbergh (Lindy) to pursue the building of his own airplane. Walt Disney wrote the stories and Ub Iwerks creating the drawings. Here is one panel from 1933 published in The Honolulu Advertiser @staradvertiser.

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Ann Landers in Russia, 1959. Yes, *that* Ann Landers. The famous advice columnist, whose real name was Eppie Lederer, traveled to Russia during the Cold War to "talk to the people about their problems and learn what they are doing about them." She then published a 12-part series in the newspaper about her trip. In this particular photo, Landers (at right) talks to a saleswoman at a department store in Moscow. (San Bernardino Daily Sun, 09.21.1959).
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Arthur Wynne was the originator of the modern crossword puzzle. However, today's puzzle has a different take on it. They didn't catch on like the crossword #puzzle and you will see why. Good luck.

Instructions: Fill in the blank spaces in the horizontal rows, 1, 2, 3 and 4, in the left-hand square with words corresponding to the definitions given herewith. Then form an anagram out of each of the four horizontal words and fit the new words into the corresponding rows in the right-hand right-hand square so that the diagonal word "SONG" in the left-hand square is changed to "BIRD" in the right-hand square.
Definitions—1. to slight intentionally intentionally and designedly; 2. upper stratum of the earth; 3, breach made by force; 4. heavy harrow for breaking ground.

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The very first Academy Awards took place on this day in 1929. Pictured here are some of the winners and others involved in the ceremony.
They are (left to right) Benjamin Glazer (won for his adaptation of "Seventh Heaven"), Douglas Fairbanks (president of the Academy), Janet Gaynor (won for her performance in "Seventh Heaven," "Sunrise," and "The Street Angel"), Karl Strauss (won for photography on "Sunrise"), Frank Borzage (won for directing "Seventh Heaven"), Joseph Farnum (won for title writing), Lewis Milestone (won for directing "Two Arabian Knights"), and William C. Menzies (won for art direction of "The Tempest" and "The Dove"). (Los Angeles Times, 05.17.1929).
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Did you know that chocolate chips weren't introduced by Nestle until 1940? Before that, home bakers had to cut up bars of Nestle's chocolate to make chocolate chip cookies. In fact, they weren't even called chocolate chip cookies back then because chocolate chips didn't exist--they were called chocolate crunch cookies or, later, Toll House cookies. But the cookies' popularity since their invention by Ruth Wakefield in the mid-1930s led Nestle to introduce chocolate morsels in 1940 to make the cookie-baking process easier. Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! (image from Chicago Tribune, 05.03.1940)
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In 1978, Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser erupted after 9 years of being dormant. This photo shows the geyser blowing off steam after one of the 1978 eruptions. The unpredictable Steamboat Geyser is the world's tallest geyser and has erupted 5 times so far in 2018! (Argus-Leader, 04.07.1978).
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Happy Mother’s Day! Carnations are said to represent a mother’s love, dating back to 1907 when Anna Jarvis (creator of Mother’s Day) selected white carnations as the symbol of the holiday, based on her own mother’s love of the flower. Over time, however, floral companies chose pink carnations as the Mother’s Day flower, and reserved white flowers to symbolize mothers who had died or were away from their families (and inflated the prices of carnations during the month of May). This, to Jarvis, represented one of the many ways in which her holiday became commodified and over-commercialized, and she attempted to “take back” the holiday she created, but by then it grew to be a national phenomenon. Be sure to share your love and appreciation for your mother, or mothering figure in your life, today!
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📷: Illustration from the front page of the Alaska Citizen dated Monday Morning, May 14 from Fairbanks, Alaska, depicting a single carnation flower tied in a bow with the text underneath reading: “Mother’s Day– God bless her in every nation.”
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Happy Mother's Day! These two girls, ages 5 and 2, emptied their piggy bank in 1963 to buy their mother a gift for Mother's Day. The one on the right doesn't seem too thrilled about it! (Arizona Republic, 05.08.1963) .
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"Aw, Pass It Around!" This photo from 1959 features 16-month-old Jody Garrison of Salina, Kansas, who didn't "spill a single drop, much to the kittens' dismay." (Pensacola Journal, 08.05.1959)
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Bil Keane wanted to give his feature a different look so in 1960 he drew a circle around the panel and called it, appropriately enough, "Family Circle." Unfortunately a magazine of the same name didn't like it, so six months later it became "Family Circus." Keane's comic strip has been a mainstay since its debut in 1960. Today it's the most widely syndicated cartoon panel in the world and is inked and written by his son Jeff Keane. The above comic is from May 18, 1960.
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Today's #ThrowbackThursday highlights the Linotype machine. Before the Linotype machine newspapers were typically limited to 8 pages because it took so many men and so much type for a daily newspaper. The Linotype changed that and enabled newspapers to print more— and they did. You will notice that as you browse our newspaper archives that page counts after 1884 (when Linotype was invented) dramatically increased.
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A rising Buffalo boxer, 1900. According to the original caption, "This is a good likeness of Arthur Prieur, one of the gamest and most aggressive of the local youngsters. He is popular at the local club because he never shirks and always puts up a lively battle. His fighting weight is 124 pounds." (From the Buffalo Courier, 03.04.1900) .
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This #puzzle comes from The Nebraska State Journal nearly 100 years ago. It read "Jim and Mary were shipwrecked and cast off on a desert island. They lived on berries for a while, and then discovered that parts of their ship were being washed ashore. They found food, carpenter tools and ________. What was the third thing that they found? The sticks and pieces of board on the beach spell the name of it." Can you find it? These puzzles became widespread during the twentieth century for "little readers." .
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The champion rolling pin tosser of 1928! According to the 07.06.1928 issue of the St. Louis Star newspaper, Mrs. Robert Freer won the rolling pin throwing championship with a throw of 56 feet, 3 inches! http://nwspprs.com/3bbll .
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94 years ago this month, the Kilauea volcano that's currently erupting in Hawaii experienced a major eruption. This photo from a May 1924 issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin shows dust and rock from the volcano being thrown to an estimated height of two miles. The eruption resulted in 1 fatality.
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The excitement of V-E Day is captured in these photographs from @thepantagraph newspaper on this day in 1945. In the first photo, New Yorkers celebrate in Times Square. In the second, an American soldier hugs an English woman in London. And in the third, soldiers in an Atlanta hospital read the surrender news.

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