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On Oct. 24, 1781, the front page of Philadelphia’s Freeman’s Journal reported the news of British Gen. Charles Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown, Va., with unusual flash and vigor. Half of the front page is taken up by an announcement surrounded by a decorative border, and the news ends with the exclamation “Laus Deo!” (“Praise Be To God!”).

Mick Jagger forms group (1962 newspaper clipping)

Letter from Princess Mary to Jane Seymour, 1536 A letter from Princess Mary (Henry VIII’s daughter) to her stepmother Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII). Dates to 1536, the year of Jane’s marriage to the king and when Mary and her father reconciled after she initially refused to recognise his first annulment, her illegitimate state and his position as head of the Church of England. Within the letter Mary thanks Jane for her aid and asks her to continue to speak well of ...

This is the only surviving letter written by Katherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife. The ill advised letter to Thomas Culpepper, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber and other reports of her infidelity led to Katherine's execution in 1542, less than six months after her marriage to Henry. Date: 1541

Not only that ... his family history... Pfff!!!

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s.

The police report on Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama 1955