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20 September 2011

Ten on Tuesday: All the news that's fit to print

Ten on Tuesday: 10 Headlines from the Year You Were Born (1958)

I don't know how others did it, but I didn't find it easy to find actual headlines from the year I was born. I did, however, find a local newspaper from the very day!

Five headlines from the front page of the local paper on November 6th (though the location is local now, it wasn't local then... whatever):

1. 28 Aboard Safe After Rebels Capture Plane

2. Reds Celebrate Revolution

3. 21 Marooned as Ice Island Breaks In Two

4. Nixon Given Task of Trying to Rejuvenate Republicans for 1960

5. Nelson May Put Some Principal State Administrators To Pasture

And, randomly, in other news...

6. Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit and burns up

7. Sputnik 2 disintegrates in space after several orbits

8. The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3

9. Pope Pius XII declares Saint Clare the patron saint of television

10. Pope Pius XII dies; Pope John XXIII succeeds Pope Pius XII as the 261st pope

BONUS (and continuing with the random):

11. The USS Wisconsin is decommissioned

12. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald is launched

13. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law

14. The first IHOP opens in Toluca Lake, CA

15. The U.S. Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

 

Comments

I'm having a heck of a time finding actual headlines!

Fun list, I've enjoyed reading them today. And now I will have The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald stuck in my head all afternoon. . .

My favorite on your list is Saint Clare being declared the patron saint of television. Times change!

I enjoyed this; it was my first.

Oh no, not Edmund again!
The headlines of the day are so interesting as they take us down memory lane whether we remember the actual event or not.
OMG 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!!

The Patron Saint of Television! LOL I'm sorry, but that just strikes me as hilarious! I'm so glad you shared that! I feel ready to take on any trivia game now :-)

Who knew there was a patron saint of television?! And have they lost their claim to sainthood given the state of television?

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