17 Newspaper Front Pages that Depict the Most Iconic Days in 20th Century History

Before the internet, smart phones, iPads and tablets, people only had one way of getting their news —

Through newspapers.

Here are 17 of the most iconic and memorable moments from the last 109 years – some good, many bad – laid out on these newspaper front pages:

1.) San Francisco Earthquake – April 19, 1906:

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2.) The Sinking of The Titanic – April 15, 1912:

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3.) The Greatest Crash In Wall Street History – October 25, 1929:

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4.) Attack On Pearl Harbor, U.S Declares War – December 7, 1941:

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5.) Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima – August 7, 1945:

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6.) Hitler Is Dead – May 2, 1945:

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7.) V-E Day, End of World War II And Hitler’s Third Reich – May 8, 1945

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8.) John F. Kennedy Assassinated/ Lyndon B. Johnson Sworn In – November 22, 1963:

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9.) Martin Luther King Jr. Murdered – April 5, 1968:

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10.) Man Walks On The Moon – July 21, 1969:

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11.) Nixon Resigns And Ford Takes Office – August 9, 1974:

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12.) U.S. Pulls Out Of Vietnam War – April 30, 1975:

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13.) John Lennon Murdered at The Dakota, NYC – December 9, 1980:

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14.) Nelson Mandela Set Free – February 11, 1990:

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15.) Attack On The World Trade Center – September 12, 2001:

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16.) Killing of Osama bin Laden – May 2, 2011:

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17.) Barack Obama Elected President – November 5, 2008:

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What was once the primary source of information is slowly dying as an industry, but America’s history will forever stare back at us from these iconic headlines.

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