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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.

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.

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.

Golden Gate Bridge Formally Opened May 28th, 1937

“The bridge that couldn’t be built,” a towering two-mile span across the Golden Gate, opened today with a mad rush of pedestrians across its deck and a mighty cheer that figuratively echoed up and down the pacific coast.

Commando Kelly Comes Home April 27th, 1944

Last night, a crowd estimated by police at more than 20,000 surged through police lines in West Park just a few blocks from his northside home to abruptly end a day-long celebration that set Pittsburgh agog with feverish delight. “We want Kelly,” the unmanageable crowd shouted, as the reception committee entreated the adoring populace for quiet and order.

Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco in Ruins April 19th, 1906

The Call Chronicle Examiner EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE: SAN FRANCISCO IN RUINS Thursday, April 19th, 1906 Death and destruction have been the fate of San Francisco. Shaken by a temblor at 5:13 o’clock yesterday morning, the shock lasting 48 seconds, and scourged by flames that raged diametrically in all directions, the city is a mass of […]

Tragic Texas Blast Kills 500; Mostly Children March 20th, 1937

Expert opinion that the blast which snuffed out the lives of some 425 school pupils and teachers near here yesterday may have been generated in the very walls surrounding their classrooms spurred investigation of the disaster tonight as the community prepared to bury most of its next generation.

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