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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.

Army Says Has Disc July 8th, 1947

Army Says Has Disc July 8th, 1947

Possession of a “flying disc” was disclosed today by the intelligence office of the Five Hundred Ninth bomb group of the Roswell army airbase. Officers at the base say that the “disc” was flown in a Superfortress to “higher headquarters” undisclosed.

The Battle of Los Angeles February 26th, 1942

The Battle of Los Angeles February 26th, 1942

Three million Southern Californians remained confused today by conflicting statements of exactly what caused a barrage of anti-aircraft firing yesterday, but were unanimous on one thing: The West Coast’s defenders can swing into action quickly.

Police Reach Accident Before It Happens May 6th, 1941

Police Reach Accident Before It Happens May 6th, 1941

A Santa Fe streamliner crashed into this light delivery truck today in Richmond, injuring the driver critically, 10 minutes after an anonymous telephone call for an ambulance had predicted the accident. Police said they would investigate possibility of a suicide accident. A girl was hurt by a piece of metal that flew across the street.

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.

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