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A Message from the Doomed Titanic November 11th, 1929

A Message from the Doomed Titanic November 11th, 1929

Strange things come out of the sea, A resident of Swansea, South Wales, not long ago strolled along the sands. In a bay he found a bottle. It contained a picture of two men, a stickpin and a note.

Aviatrix Stinson Sets New Speed Record December 11th, 1917

With a goodbye San Diego – Hello Oakland wave of the hat as she passed over the hundreds of government aviation students on North Island, San Diego, Kate Stinson, the daredevil girl aviator from Texas, early today started on her way to this city in an attempt to break the cross country flying record held by a woman.

The Apparition of the Air November 24th, 1896

The Apparition of the Air November 24th, 1896

Testimony concerning the existence of an airship which is supposed to be navigating the air over the bay cities by night and hiding from observation in some secluded place before daybreak came in yesterday from many sources. Many persons saw mysterious lights moving overhead.

Armed Farmers Pierce Picket Line November 7th, 1933

Des Moines – (AP) – Governor Herring Tuesday wired sheriffs of Woodbury, Cherokee and Plymouth counties in northwest Iowa to deputize citizens “to compel observance of the law” in the farm strike area. Telegraphic requests for protection of property came to the governor from W. P. Kennedy, president of the Great Northern, and F. P. Sargent, president of the Northwestern railways. Kennedy suggested calling out the national guard.

Chilling Radio Drama Stirs Ghost of Censorship November 1st, 1938

The radio industry viewed Monday a hobgoblin more terrifying to it than any Halloween spook. The prospect of increasing federal control of broadcasts was discussed here as an aftermath of a radio presentation of an H. G. Wells imaginative story which caused many listeners to believe that men from Mars had invaded the United States with death rays.

Roosevelt Rides in a Flying Machine October 12th, 1910

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt defied death this afternoon in going up in a flying machine while 10,000 people looked on. The ex-President made his initial air trip with Archie Hoxsey, an aviator for the Wright Brothers, and he was up in cloud land for exactly three minutes and twenty seconds, going over the heads of the scared throng.

Whitechapel Murders Shock District September 9th, 1888

Whitechapel Murders Shock District September 9th, 1888

To the horrible murders in Whitechapel there seems to be no end. It appears almost incredible that within such a short space of time four assassinations should have been possible, without the slightest clue being left.

Experts Face Confusion in Andree Diary September 5th, 1930

Experts Face Confusion in Andree Diary September 5th, 1930

The diary and log of Salomon August Andree, aeronautical polar explorer, brought back from White Island where Andree had lain in an icy grave for 33 years, today confused the interest of experts examining the relics of his expedition.

Japanese Surrender On Air This Eve September 1st, 1945

The White House announced today that the Japanese surrender ceremonies on the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay will go on the air at 8:00 p.m., Central War time tonight.

Hughes Jet Crashes with Inventor Onboard July 9th, 1946

Howard Hughes, movie maker and builder of airplanes, clung precariously to life today in the hospital after the crash and explosion of his latest creation, the AF-11, unofficially reported to be the fastest long-range craft ever constructed.

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