Posts Tagged 'Ronald Reagan'

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

 

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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.

 

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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

10 People Who Changed Careers After 50 And Succeeded

Mental Floss has an interesting article presenting 10 people who succeeded late in life after a career change. Most are rather obscure, but a few are well known, such as Ronald Reagan and Col. Sanders.

Read the article HERE.


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