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    The first multi-page newspaper published in the Americas. It debuted in 1690.

    Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51 (1787-1788) - The Federalist Papers were a series of essays published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the Constitution.

    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!”).

    Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

    OAK HORNBOOK ... Hornbooks were most often made of oak, the letters were covered w transparent horn & the whole fastened down w brass strips & tacks. Sometimes leather was used to cover the wood or hold down the letters. Wealthy children had hornbooks made of ivory or silver. Schools used hornbooks made of brass or lead. The text consisted of the alphabet or the alphabet & numbers, or all of the above with the Lord's Prayer. Battledores were made of cardboard & later replaced horn...

    The manuscript for Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" at The British Library.

    Gandhi's Letter To Adolf Hitler

    1920: Congress ratifies the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Five years later, Wyoming inaugurates Nelli Tayloe Ross as the first female governor, quickly followed by Miriam Ferguson of Texas. #TurnofStyle

    Shakespeare's handwriting

    "Beowulf" survives in a single medieval manuscript, housed at the British Library in London. The manuscript bears no date. Some scholars have suggested that the manuscript was made at the end of the 10th century, others in the early decades of the eleventh. The most likely time for "Beowulf" to have been copied is the early 11th century, which makes the manuscript approximately 1,000 years old.

    Great list of multicultural books for kids.

    This document, drafted by the Montgomery Improvement Association, advised victorious bus boycotters on best practices for riding the newly integrated city bus system. When the document was distributed on Dec. 19, 1956, the bus boycott had been going on for nearly 12 months. The MIA, headed by Martin Luther King, Jr., coordinated the boycott throughout. The MIA advocated quiet presence and “calm dignity” in victory: