Posts Tagged 'President Reagan'

30 Years Ago – A Look Back at 1987

From The Atlantic –

Three decades ago, the long-fought Iran-Iraq war had reached a deadly stalemate, the stock markets took a huge hit on Black Monday in October, American politicians were gearing up for the 1988 presidential race, Baby Jessica was rescued from a well, broadcast live on CNN, and much more. Photographers were also busy documenting the lives of Pee-wee Herman, Menudo, Mikhail Gorbachev, Howard Stern, Princess Diana, Donald Trump, Bernie Goetz, and many others. Take a step into a visual time capsule now, for a brief look at the year 1987.

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Bit Of History – 1986 Shuttle Disaster

I just uploaded four newspaper pages from the the day that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on take-off in January of 1986. The crew member who is most remembered is teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Also added a few odds and ends of local news. Of particular interest are tech-related stories from 1971 that feature the picturephone and bootleg 8-track tapes.

Challenger disaster HERE

1971 Tech stories HERE

Local odds and ends HERE and HERE

Homepage of my classic newspaper site HERE

Challenger-med

 

Classic Newspapers From 1981

HotMeatloaf.com, my site for classic newspapers has just added 11 pages from March 31, 1981. That was the day that John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Reagan outside a Washington DC hotel. Scanned pages from both the St.Louis Globe-Democrat and St.Louis Post-Dispatch are included.

Read the papers from 1981 HERE

See what else is available HERE

A Secret Service agent with an automatic weapon drawn, moments after the shooting.

 

Classic Newspapers – Iranian Hostages Released – January 21, 1981

Several pages have just been added to the classic newspapers at HotMeatloaf.com. The date was Jan. 21, 1981 and the Iranian hostages were released as Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President. Six full pages from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat are available. Hard to believe that it has been more than 30 years since that day.

Read about the hostages HERE

Explore everything at HotMeatloaf.com HERE


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