INDEX TO OLD NEWS
(ISSN 1047-3068)
Vols. 28-31



Vol. 28. No. 1. August & September, 2016

Priestly Discovers "New Kind of Air." Paul Chrastina. Topics: science, chemistry, oxygen, Lavoisier, 1774

Alexander Hamilton Embroiled in Scandal. Rick Bromer. Topics: United States, Philadelphia, 1791

Lawrence of Arabia Aids Rebels In Desert. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Damascus, Syria, World War One, Prince Feisal, 1916

Matisse Leaves Law Career, Takes Up Painting. David Vachon. Topics: Art, France, 1891

Vol. 28. No. 2. October & November, 2016

Russia Claims Alaska. Matthew Surridge Keywords: Vitus Bering, Kamchatka, Arctic exploration, 1741

Doctor Proves That Germs Cause Disease. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Robert Koch, anthrax, bacteriology 1874

Smithsonian Institution Sponsors Weather-Forecasting Network. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Joseph Henry, meteorology, 1846

Henry Ford Invents New Way to Assemble Cars. David Vachon. Keywords: assembly line, industry 1910

British Regulars Arrest Paul Revere. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Lexington, Concord, American Revolution, Boston, 1775

Vol. 28. No. 3. December, 2016 & January, 2017

British Navy Fights French Fleet Off Cape Trafalger. Nicky Nielsen. Keywords: Dr. William Beatty, Napoleonic Wars, 1805

Will Sikorsky's Helicopter Fly? Paul Chrastina. Keywords: aviation, invention, 1909

Cook Claims First Ascent of Tallest American Peak. David Vachon. Keywords: Belmore Browne, Alaska, mountaineering, exploration, 1906

New Teaching Method Invented. Janet Peter. Keywords: Joseph Lancaster, education, pedagogy, London, England, Lancasterian System, 1798

Fans Protest Untimely Death of Sherlock Holmes. Michael Fuller. Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle, literature,1893

Vol. 28. No. 4. February & March, 2017

Wellington Decides To Fight At Waterloo. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Battle of Waterloo, Napoleonic Wars, 1815

Fans Don't Know Star's Name. Michael Fuller. Keywords: Florence Lawrence, cinema, movies, 1906

Brunel Tunnels Under Thames. David Vachon. Keywords: Marc Isambard Brunel, London, England, engineering, 1818

Did Biased Judges Condemn Innocent Man? Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Francois-Marie Arouet, Voltaire, Calas, Toulouse, France, 1762

Vol. 28. No. 5. April & May, 2017

Boy Plans Rebellion Against Emperor. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: China, Li Shimin, Tang Dynasty, 620

Political Radical Advocates Building Appalachian Trail. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Benton MacKaye, conservation, 1921

Wind & Tide Menace Builders of Lighthouse. David Vachon. Keywords: Bell Rock, Scotland, Robert Stevenson, civil engineering, 1800

Critics Blast Racy Opera. Brenda Ralph Lewis. Keywords: Georges Bizet, Carmen, 1875.

Vol. 28, No. 6. June & July, 2017

New Fossil Discoveries Baffle Scientists. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Gideon Mantell, paleontology, England, 1817

Dogsleds Rush Serum to Nome, Alaska. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Gunnar Kaasen, Balto, medicine, Iditarod, 1925

Salon Rejects Monet's Art. Paul Chrastina . Keywords: Impressionism, Claude Monet, 1874

Detective Schemes To Outfox Crook. Phil Jones. Pinkerton Agency, criminology, 1858



Vol. 29, No. 1, August & September, 2017

Theban General Tries New Tactic vs. Spartans. Kim Stubbs. Keywords: Epaminondas, Ancient Greece, warfare, Boeotia, Battle of Leuctra, -371

Bessemer Invents New Way To Make Steel. David Vachon. Keywords: Invention, industry, metallurgy, 1853

Aviator Attempts Flight Across United States. Dorothy Patricia Brewster. Keywords: Calbraith Perry Rodgers, aviation, 1911

French Government Rebuilds Paris. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Georges-Eugene Haussmann, urban renewal, 1853

Vol. 29. No. 2. October & November, 2017

Henry Tudor Fights King Richard III. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Henry VII, Battle of Bosworth Field, England, 1485

Fremont Tries To Cross Rockies In Winter. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Colorado, transcontinental railroad, Rocky Mountains, 1848

Brady Seeks Buyer For Photo Collection. David Vachon. Keywords: Matthew Brady, Civil War, photography, 1866

Scientist Struggles To Solve Butterfly Migration Mystery. David Vachon. Keywords: Fred Urquhart, Ken Brugger, monarch butterfly, Toronto, Mexico, entomology, 1975

Vol. 29. No. 3. December, 2017 & January, 2018

New Fighter Plane For Great Britain. Brenda Ralph Lewis. Keywords: Reginald Joseph Mitchell, Spitfire, aviation, World War Two, Battle of Britain, 1936

Montessori Teaching Method Tested On Normal Children. David Vachon. Keywords: Pedagogy, Italy, 1890

Lewis Hine Photographs Young Workers. David Vachon. Keywords: child labor, photography, 1908

Pocahontas Rescues Captain John Smith. Rick Bromer . Keywords: Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Will European Scientists Recognize Accomplishment of American Woman? Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Maria Mitchell, astronomy, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1847

Thomas Edison Invents Phonograph. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Invention, 1877

Vol. 29. No. 4. February & March, 2018

Universities Won't Hire Albert Einstein. David Vachon. Keywords: Science, physics,1900

Family Contests Will Of Alfred Nobel. Michael Surridge. Keywords: Ragnar Sohlman, Nobel Prize, 1897

Female Composer Publishes Songs Under Her Brother's Name. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Music, Romantic Era, 1830

Airplane Crosses English Channel. Brian Warhola. Keywords: Louis Bleriot, aviation, 1909

Goodyear Invents Treatment For Rubber. Rick Bromer . Keywords: Invention, 1840

Adolph Ochs Buys New York Times. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Journalism, 1896


Vol. 29. No. 5. April & May, 2018

Brevity of President's Speech Surprises Crowd At Gettysburg. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, United States Civil War, 1863

Pierre de Coubertin Revives Ancient Athletic Festival. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Sports, Olympics, 1896

World's Largest Steamship Launched In Britain. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Isambard Brunel, Great Western, 1838

Quaker Matron Becomes A Spy. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Lydia Darragh, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American Revolution 1776

King Richard Attacks Nottingham Castle. Richard Santarelli. Keywords: England, Plantaganet, 1194

Manhattan Theater Installs Air Conditioning. David Vachon. Keywords: Willis Carrier, Invention, 1925


Vol. 29. No. 6. June & July, 2018

Benjamin Franlin Invents Bifocals. David Vachon. Keywords: invention, optometry, 1779.

Conservative Democrats Try To Stop Roosevelt. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: United States, party politics, FDR, Al Smith, 1932

Viking Women Sail To North America. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Gudrid, Iceland, Greenland, Leif Eriksson, L'Anse Aux Meadows, 1007

Patriots Attack Loyalists At King's Mountain. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: William Campbell, overmountain men, South Carolina, American Revolution, 1780

Woman Flies the Atlantic. Rick Bromer . Keywords: Amelia Earhart, aviation, feminism, 1928

Art Forger Fools Experts. David Vachon. Keywords: Han van Meegeren, Jan Vermeer, 1930


Vol. 30. No. 1. August & September, 2018

Lindbergh Takes Off On Transatlantic Flight. Rick Bromer. Keywords: aviation, Spirit of St. Louis. 1927

Stage Actor Charlie Chaplin Tries Making Movies. Dorothy Patricia Brewster. Keywords: cinema, Mack Sennett. 1913

Robert Bruce Claims Crown of Scotland. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Battle of Bannockburn. 1314

Engineers Detonate Huge Blast In New York. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: John Newton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hell Gate, East River. 1876

Weather Warning May Delay Invasion. David Vachon. Keywords: D-Day, World War Two, Dwight D. Eisenhower. 1944


Vol. 30. No. 2. October& November, 2018

Portugal Seeks Sea Route to India. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Henry the Navigator, King John Joao II, Bartholomew Diaz, Christopher Columbus, 1492

Researcher Finds Assyrian Version Of Biblical Flood Story. David Vachon. Keywords: George Smith, archaeology, Iraq, Nineveh, 1872

Teenaged Mother Writes Monster Novel. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, literature, 1816

Yankee Heads Construction Of Railroad Across Canada. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: William Von Horne, Canadian Pacific Railway, engineering, management, 1881


Vol. 30. No. 3. December, 2018 & January,2019

Lincoln and Douglas Schedule Debates. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Politics, slavery, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Illinois, 1858

Alfred the Great Resists Invaders. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: England, Anglo-Saxon, Dane, Viking, Wessex, 871

Ocean Liner Sinks Off New England. David Vachon. Keywords: S.S. Andrea Doria, S.S. Stockholm, Piero Calamai, 1956

Autos Race Around the World. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Great Race, George Schuster, Thomas Flyer, New York, Paris, circumnavigation, automobiles, 1908

Businessman Wants Volunteers To Help Wounded Soldiers. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Henri Dunant, Red Cross, Geneva Convention, Solferino, 1862

Vol. 30. No. 4. February & March, 2019

Explorer Finds Oil in Middle East. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Petroleum, energy, BP, George Reynolds, William Knox D'Arcy, 1908

Troops Take Taxis To Battle. Matthew Surridge Keywords: First World War, Joseph Simon Gallieni, Paris, France, Battle of the Marne, 1914

Indians Kidnap Daniel Boone's Daughter. Rick Bromer Keywords: Jemimah Boone, American frontier, Shawnee, Native Americans, 1776

Critics Heap Scorn on Untrained Artist. David Vachon Keywords: Henri Rousseau, art history, Paris, France, 1897

Union Saboteurs Steal Confederate Train. Rick Bromer Keywords: American Civil War, William Pittinger, Tennessee, 1862

Vol. 30. No. 5. April & May, 2019

Francis Scott Key Writes "Star-Spangled Banner." Rick Bromer. Keywords: Fort McHenry, Baltimore, War of 1812, 1814

Pasteur Seeks Rabies Cure. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Virology, germ theory, medicine, 1880

Scientist Hunts Meteorite That Blasted Siberia. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Leonid Kulik, astronomy, Tunguska, 1921

Henry V of England Invades France. Kim Stubbs. Keywords: Agincourt, warfare, 1415

Frederick Thayer Invents Mask for Baseball Catchers. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Harvard University, invention, 1876

Vol. 30. No. 6. June & July, 2019

Union Navy Launches Ironclad Warship. Rick Bromer. Keywords: American Civil War, William Frederick Keeler, USS Monitor, naval warfare, 1861

Chinese Rebel Is Kidnapped. Mathew Surridge. Keywords: Sun Yatsen, Dr. James Cantlie, China, Hong Kong, London, Manchu, Qing Dynasty, 1896

Niepce Takes First Photo. David Vachon. Keywords: Photography, heliography, technology, France, 1826

Scientists Debate Global Cooling. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Perraudin, de Charpentier, Venetz, Agassiz, geology, geomorphology, history of science, ice age, glaciers, 1834


Vol. 31. No. 1. August & September, 2019

Boers Capture Winston Churchill. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Boer War, South Africa, 1899.

President Faces Conspiracy. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Louisiana, 1806

Legality of Slavery Is Challenged in England. David Vachon. Keywords: Granville Sharp, abolition, 1772

Financier Competes To Erect World's Tallest Building. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Empire State Building, architecture, New York City, John Jakob Raskob, 1931

Vol. 31, No. 2 October & November, 2019

British Navy Attempts to Sink the Bismarck. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: World War Two, 1941

Engineers Compete For Mississippi River Project. David Vachon. Keywords: James Buchannan Eads, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, 1873

Argentine Army Crosses Andes Mountains. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Jose de San Martin, South America, Chile, Peru, 1817

Writer Is Jailed For Refusing To Pay Taxes. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1846








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