Columbine High School Massacre - April 20, 1999

Columbine High School Massacre - April 20, 1999

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two seniors at Columbine High School in Columbine Colorado, entered their school and committed mass murder. The two boys killed 12 students, 1 teacher, and injured 21 individuals. This highly planned and strategized attack included multiple guns, pipe bombs, fire bombs, propane tanks, car bombs, and other explosive devices. An estimated 99 explosive devices in total. At the time, it is considered one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history.

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“Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!” Explosion of Mount St. Helens - May 18th, 1980

“Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!” Explosion of Mount St. Helens - May 18th, 1980

Mount St. Helens is an active volcano located in the Cascade Mountains, just 95 miles south of Seattle in Washington State. It has an elevation of 8,363 feet with a prominence of 4,605 feet. However, its size is not what makes this mountain so famous. On May 18th, 1980 the volcano exploded shooting lava, ash, and shockwaves into the area.

This was a rare occasion for the area, the mountain was classified as a volcano in 1835. Over the last 500 years Mount St. Helens has had 4 major eruptions, one being the eruption of 1980. There have also been a bunch of minor occurrences such as earthquakes and spurts of smoke and ash. The volcano was considered inactive from 1857 - 1980, until one of the largest eruptions in U.S. history.

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The Death of Princess Diana - August 31, 1997

The Death of Princess Diana - August 31, 1997

From a very young age, little girls are told stories of princesses living a life of drag, only to be discovered by a prince. All their problems melt away and they are whisked off by a handsome man to go live in a luxurious castle. So in 1981 when the beautiful and young Diana Spencer married Charles, the Prince of Wales, we all strapped ourselves in for another fairy tale.

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Aaliyah, the ѕеlf-fulfіllіng рrорhесу - August 25, 2001

Aaliyah, the ѕеlf-fulfіllіng рrорhесу - August 25, 2001

Brооklуn-bоrn Aaliyah Dаnа Haughton ѕtаrtеd voice lеѕѕоnѕ ѕhоrtlу after ѕhе learned tо talk. Dеtеrmіnеd tо bе a ѕtаr, she ѕіgnеd a contract wіth Jіvе Records at thе аgе оf 12 and came to рорulаr ассlаіm іn 1994. On hеr wау hоmе frоm a music video shoot іn 2001, a рlаnе crash killed Aаlіуаh аnd еіght members оf hеr film сrеw. Shе was 22 уеаrѕ оld аt thе tіmе of hеr dеаth.

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The Economist Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Economist Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Power of Old Newspapers

The pen’s mightier than the sword. Or, at least, that’s how the saying goes. This statement refers to the power of the written word to charm, influence, and entrance us.  Much like people, papers are written with an agenda in mind. Sometimes it’s to draw people to ...

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Scottish Sunday Express Archive: Back Issue Papers

Scottish Sunday Express Archive: Back Issue Papers

Why Outdated Newspapers Are Treasure Troves for Historians

Over the centuries, newspapers remained an easy way to inform the public of current events and local happenings. These publications give people an abundance of relevant, real-world information without having to rely on wires or a private investigator. Even now, newspapers remain a trusted source of information ...

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Scottish Daily Express Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Scottish Daily Express Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Relevance of Dated Newspapers

You might think that the old guy keeping a pile of yellowed newspapers in his attic belongs on Hoarders, but, that might be where you’re wrong. In fact, old issues of newspapers can prove invaluable for both genealogists and local historians. These outdated publications  provide a microscopic view of ...

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Sheffield Telegraph Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Sheffield Telegraph Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Why Everyone Should Read Old Newspapers

Newspapers offer unique insights into what the world, or community, was like on any given day.  While many local papers feature personal sections, such as a listing of deaths or births, this information isn’t easily found in any other medium.  A typical Google search will not take you ...

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Private Eye Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Private Eye Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Reason You Should Care About Archived Newspapers

Since the Oxford Gazette printed its first issue in 1665, newspapers have been keeping citizens of the British Isles up to date on happenings both abroad and closer to home.  Though much of the modern world now receives its news via television or the internet, newspapers still ...

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