Historical Events in America

Nothing has captured the important historical events in America’s past like the nation’s newspapers. From eye-witness accounts of historical events to in-depth profiles of the country’s leaders, thinkers and trend-setters, you will find something here to interest and inform you.
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Coverage of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, published in the Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, Washington), 5 June 1968, page 1. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Robert F. Kennedy Dies after Shooting.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/robert-f-kennedy-dies-after-shooting.html

Robert F. Kennedy Dies after Shooting

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Photo: Robert F. Kennedy, 19 August 1964. Credit: Library of Congress; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Robert F. Kennedy Dies after Shooting.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/robert-f-kennedy-dies-after-shooting.html

Robert F. Kennedy Dies after Shooting

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Painting: “Captain James Lawrence, USN (1781-1813)” by J. Herring. Credit: Naval History & Heritage Command, United States Navy; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Dying Captain’s Last Words: ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship!’” https://blog.genealogybank.com/dying-captains-last-words-dont-give-up-the-ship.html

Dying Captain’s Last Words: ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship!’

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Photo: RMS Lusitania. Credit: George Grantham Bain; Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Survival Stories from the Lusitania Disaster.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/survival-stories-from-the-lusitania-disaster.html

Survival Stories from the Lusitania Disaster

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Photo: crash of the dirigible “Hindenburg” on 6 May 1937 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Credit: Murray Becker/Associated Press; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Hindenburg Disaster Ends the Airship Era.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/hindenburg-disaster-ends-the-airship-era.html

Hindenburg Disaster Ends the Airship Era

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Photo: Rock Island locomotive #627, c. 1880. Credit: William Edward Hook; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “First Train Robbery in U.S. History?” https://blog.genealogybank.com/first-train-robbery-in-u-s-history.html

First Train Robbery in U.S. History?

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Photo: Rancho de Carricitos, the site of the Thornton skirmish. Credit: Pi3.124; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “‘Thornton Affair’ Triggers Mexican-American War.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/thornton-affair-triggers-mexican-american-war.html

‘Thornton Affair’ Triggers Mexican-American War

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Photo: Jonathan Harrington. Source: Pinterest. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Battle of Lexington: We Were There – Get All of Our Stories.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/battle-of-lexington-we-were-there-get-all-of-our-stories.html

Battle of Lexington: We Were There – Get All of Our Stories

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Photo: the Titanic Memorial located on the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, D.C. Credit: AgnosticPreachersKid; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Women’s Titanic Memorial Fund.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/womens-titanic-memorial-fund.html

Women’s Titanic Memorial Fund

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Photo: Confederate flag flying over Fort Sumter, 15 April 1861. Credit: Alma A. Pelot; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Fort Sumter Surrenders, Ending the Civil War’s First Battle.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/fort-sumter-surrenders-ending-the-civil-wars-first-battle.html

Fort Sumter Surrenders, Ending the Civil War’s First Battle

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Painting: “Bombardment of Fort Sumter” by Currier & Ives. Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Fort Sumter Attack Begins the Civil War.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/fort-sumter-attack-begins-the-civil-war.html

Fort Sumter Attack Begins the Civil War

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Painting: “Signing the Alaska Treaty of Cessation” by Emanuel Leutze (from left to right: Robert S. Chew, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, William Hunter, Mr. Bodisco, Russian Ambassador Baron de Stoeckl, Charles Sumner, Fredrick W. Seward). Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Seward’s Alaska Purchase Not ‘Folly.’” https://blog.genealogybank.com/sewards-alaska-purchase-not-folly.html

Seward’s Alaska Purchase Not ‘Folly’

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Photo: William Henry Seward. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Seward’s Alaska Purchase Not ‘Folly.’” https://blog.genealogybank.com/sewards-alaska-purchase-not-folly.html

Seward’s Alaska Purchase Not ‘Folly’

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An article about the death of ex-President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, published in the Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, Washington), 28 March 1969, page 1. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Death of Ex-President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/ex-president-and-general-dwight-d-eisenhower-dies.html

Death of Ex-President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Photo: President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Credit: White House; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Death of Ex-President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/ex-president-and-general-dwight-d-eisenhower-dies.html

Death of Ex-President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Illustration: “How We Got Gold in California.” Credit: Harper’s Weekly; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Stories Told by California Gold Rush Obituaries.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/stories-told-by-california-gold-rush-obituaries.html

Stories Told by California Gold Rush Obituaries

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An article about the Montgomery Civil Rights March, published in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 22 March 1965, page 12. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Montgomery Civil Rights March.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/martin-luther-king-jr-leads-montgomery-civil-rights-march.html

Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Montgomery Civil Rights March

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Photo: sign for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Credit: Markuskun; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Montgomery Civil Rights March.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/martin-luther-king-jr-leads-montgomery-civil-rights-march.html

Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Montgomery Civil Rights March

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Freedom’s Journal (New York, New York), 16 March 1827, page 1. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “‘Freedom’s Journal’: The 1st African American Newspaper Published in America.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/freedoms-journal-the-1st-african-american-newspaper-published-in-america.html

‘Freedom’s Journal’: The 1st African American Newspaper Published in America

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An article about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., published in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 5 April 1968, page 1. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: A Brief Genealogy & Family Tree.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-a-brief-genealogy-family-tree.html

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: A Brief Genealogy & Family Tree

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Article about the assassination of President William McKinley, published in the Plain Dealer newspaper (Cleveland, Ohio), 7 September 1901. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Anniversary of President McKinley’s Assassination.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/anniversary-of-president-mckinleys-assassination.html

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"One Giant Leap for Mankind." ~ Neil Armstrong. 46th anniversary of NASA’s groundbreaking moon landing of Apollo 11. Learn more about the infamous space mission and the Apollo 11 crew Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins: http://blog.genealogybank.com/apollo-11s-moon-landing-one-giant-leap-for-mankind.html

Apollo 11’s Moon Landing: ‘One Giant Leap for Mankind’

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Photo of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, Anaheim, California. Credit: Tuxyso; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Walt Elias Disney’s Fantasy Made Real: Disneyland Opens.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/walt-elias-disneys-fantasy-made-real-disneyland-opens.html

Walt Elias Disney’s Fantasy Made Real: Disneyland Opens

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Front page news of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, published by the Seattle Times newspaper (Seattle, Washington), 5 June 1968. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Shot after Victory Speech.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/assassination-of-robert-f-kennedy-shot-after-victory-speech.html

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Shot after Victory Speech

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