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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added over 120 years of history to The Archive!  With an increase of more than 109,000 pages, we have added 7 brand new titles and updated 15 existing titles. Our new pages span from 1860 to 1988 with a strong focus on the year 1880.  Read on a discover more about the headlines from the 1880s. Register now and explore the Archive One of the largest releases this week is more than 47,000 pages of our brand

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The Assassination of President Lincoln – Ford’s Theatre, Washington, 14 April 1865

At Ford’s Theatre in Washington on 14 April 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. After shooting President Lincoln, Booth jumped down to the stage and shouted, ‘Sic temper tyrannis’ (‘thus always to tyrants’). Wilkes Booth was a member of one of America’s most famous acting families and was also fanatical in his support for the Confederacy. To mark the sad day, here are two early reports of the assassination, as carried

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