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(ISSN 1047-3068)
Vols. 23-29



Vol. 23, No. 1, August & September, 2011

Archbishop Defies King. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Thomas Becket, Henry II, England, 1170

Alan Lomax Records Songs By Muddy Waters. David Vachon. Topics: Delta Blues, Chicago. Music, 1941

Buried Museum Unearthed at Ur. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Leonard Woolley, archaeology, Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Babylonia, Iraq, 1922

Lady Plots rescue of Rebel Lord. Rick Bromer. Topics: Jacobite Rising, Lady Nithsdale, England, 1716

Self-taught Artist Gets New York Show. David Vachon. Topics: Grandma Moses, primitive art, 1940

Vol. 23, No. 2, October & November, 2011

Swede Tries To Save Hungarian Jews From Nazis. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Raoul Wallenberg, World War Two, Budapest, 1945

Unsanitary Practices Rife In Meat Packing Industry. Shay C. Bromer. Topics: Upton Sinclair, Literature, The Jungle 1905

Man-eating Lions Halt Railway Construction. David Vachon. Topics: John Henry Patterson, Tsavo, Uganda, 1898

Anesthesia Makes Surgery Painless. Rick Bromer. Topics: William Thomas Green Morton, ether, 1846

Attack Surprises Union Army. Rick Bromer. Topics: Phillip Henry Sheridan, American Civil War, Cedar Creek, 1864

Vol. 23, No. 3, December, 2011 & January, 2012

Pharaoh Fights Hittites At Kadesh. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Ramses II, Egypt, 1275 B.C.

Rough Road To Freedom On The Underground Railroad. Rick Bromer. Topics: John P. Parker, Ripley, Ohio, slavery. 1850

Young Lady's Parents Are Shocked By Her Unconventional Ambition. Paul Chrastina. Topics:: Florence Nightingale, nursing, medicine, 1850

King Seeks To Punish Disrespectful Politician. Matthew Surridge. Topics: John Wilkes, George III, civil disobedience, constitutional rights, 1763.

Inventors Wage Patent War. David Vachon. Topics: Glenn Curtiss, aviation, Wright brothers, 1908

Vol. 23, No. 4, February & March, 2012

Union General Claims Slaves Are "Contraband." David Vachon. Topics: American Civil War, Benjamin F. Butler, Hampton, Virginia, Fort Monroe, slavery, 1861

Republican Army Besieges Toulon. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Napoleon Bonaparte, French Revolution, 1793

Rhode Island Permits Freedom of Religion. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Roger Williams, Providence, Colonial America, U.S. Constitution, 1644

Detectives Report Assassination Plot. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Allan Pinkerton, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Baltimore, Maryland, 1861

Franklin Says All Matter May Hold Electric Charges. Rick Bromer. Topics: Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia, electricity, lightning, 1750

Vol. 23, No. 5, April & May, 2012

Attila the Hun Invades Roman Empire. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Flavius Aetius, Gaul, Battle of Chalons, Catalaunian Fields, 451

Astronomer Reports Explosions on Sun. Rick Bromer. Topics: Richard C. Carrington, astronomy, solar flare, 1859

Washington Crosses Delaware River. Rick Bromer. Topics: John Greenwood, American Revolution, Battle of Trenton, New Jersey, 1776.

Explorers Hope to Find New Species. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Lewis and Clark, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Thomas Jefferson, grizzly bear, zoology 1804

Vol. 23, No. 6, June & July, 2012

Ferry Boatman Challenges Steamboat Monopoly. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Cornelius Vanderbilt, interstate commerce, Supreme Court, 1817

Queen of France Wants Her Marriage Annulled. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Eleanore of Aquitaine, Louis VII, Second Crusade, 1147

Sailor's Survival Inspires Novel. Rick Bromer. Topics: Alexander Selkirk, Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, 1709

Spartan General Launches Campaign in Northern Greece. David Vachon. Topics: Brasidas, Ancient Greece, Peloponnesian Wars,Amphipolis, 424 B.C.

Photographer Documents Lives of Western Indians. David Vachon. Topics: Edward S. Curtis, John Pierpoint Morgan, Native Americans, 1900



Vol. 24, No. 1, August & September, 2012

Parliamentary Soldiers Hunt Fugitive King. Rick Bromer. Topics: Charles II, English Civil War, 1642

Explorers Attempt To Map Grand Canyon. Paul Chrastina. Topics: John Wesley Powell, 1869

Zeppelins Are Better Than Airplanes Says Captain of Hindenburg Matthew Surridge. Topics: aviation, disaster, 1937

Teenaged Inventor Tries to Ski on Water. David Vachon. Topics: Ralph Samuelson, Minnesota, waterskiing, 1922

Vol. 24, No. 2, October & November, 2012

Workers Defend Mint As Fire Devastates City. Rick Bromer. Topics: San Francisco, earthquake, Frank A. Leach, 1906.

Birdseye Promotes Frozen Food. David Vachon. Topics: Clarence Birdseye, 1930

Genghis Khan Reforms Mongol Society. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Temjun, Central Asia, 1170

Clara Barton Founds American Red Cross. Paul Chrastina. Topics: philanthropy, 1882.

Vol. 24, No. 3, December, 2012 & January, 2013

British Army Trapped At Dunkirk. Dorothy Patricia Brewster. Topics: Bertram H. Ramsey, World War II, France, 1940

Census Worker Invents Counting Machines. David Vachon. Topics: Herman Hollerith, technology, IBM, 1872

Fairfax Organizes New Model Army. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Sir Thomas Fairfax, English Civil War, 1642

Clinton Pushes Ahead With Controversial Canal. Paul Chrastina. Topics: DeWitt Clinton, Erie Canal, New York, 1817

Vol. 24, No. 4, February & March, 2013

Farmers Rebel In Massachusetts. Shay Bromer. Topics: Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion, 1787

China Fights British Opium Smugglers. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Lin Zexu, Opium Wars, 1839

Secretary of State Says U.S. Must Fight. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Robert Lansing, World War One, Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan, League of Nations, 1914

Wealthy Landowners Seek Ban On Horseless Carriages. David Vachon. Topics: Goldsworthy Gurney, transportation, 1828

Vol. 24, No. 5, April & May, 2013

Japanese Navy Attacks Midway Atoll. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Chuichi Nagumo, Isoroku Yamamoto, Second World War, 1942

Political Turmoil Threatens Paris Waxworks Business. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Marie Tussaud, French Revolution, 1789

Bandit Joins Rebellion Against Emperor. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Liu Bang, Han Empire, 215 B.C.

Sequoyah Invents System of Writing. David Vachon. Topics: Cherokee, literacy, 1809

Vol. 24, No. 6, June & July, 2013

English-Speaking Indians Greet Pilgrims At Plymouth Colony. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Squanto, 1614

Inside Fort Sumter Troops Await Orders. Rick Bromer. Topics: U.S. Civil War, Abner Doubleday, 1861

President Lincoln Delays Fort Sumter Decision. David Vachon. Topics: U.S. Civil War, 1861

Fashion Designer Plans to Capture Wild Pandas. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Ruth Harkness, China, 1936



Vol. 25, No. 1, August & September, 2013

Drake Drills For Oil In Pennsylvania. Rick Bromer. Topics: Edwin L. Drake, industry, 1857

Prisoners Plot Escape From Nazi Death Camp. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Rudolf Vrba, Walter Rosenberg, Alfred Wetzler, Auschwitz, World War Two, 1943

Massachusetts Recruits Black Soldiers. David Vachon. Topics: Robert Gould Shaw, United States Civil War, Fort Wagner, Glory, 1863

Chinese Monk Journeys To India. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Xuanzang, Buddhism, Silk Road, Journey to the West, 629

Vol. 25, No. 2, September & October, 2013

Queen Leads Rebellion Against Her King. Matthew Surridge. Topics: England, Isabella, Edward II, Edward III, 1325

Fake Army Created To Fool Nazis. David Vachon. Topics: Juan Pujol, World War Two, D-Day, 1944

Celebrity Asks Court To Let Her Marry. Rick Bromer. Topics: Clara Weick Schumann, Robert Schumann, music, 1840

Confederate Sympathizer Tries To Move Away From War Zone. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Wilmer McLean, U.S. Civil War, Bull Run, Manassas, Appomattox, 1865

Vol. 25, No. 3, December, 2013 & January, 2014

Colonist Promotes Democratic Reforms. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Adriaen van der Donck, New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, New York, Colonial America, 1641

Youth Seeks Glory In War-torn Japan. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga, 1560

Escaped Slave Hopes To Free His Wife. David Vachon. Topics: Henry Bibb, slavery, 1837.

Themistocles Urges Athenians To Fight. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Ancient Greece, Thermopylae, Salamis, -481

Luther Burbank Breeds New Kinds of Plants. David Vachon. Topics: agriculture, 1871

Vol. 25, No. 4, February & March, 2014

British Light Brigade Charges Russian Guns In Epic Blunder. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Crimean War, George Wynell Mayow, 1854

Pulp Magazine Sales Soar. Matthew Surridge. Topics: publishing, Frank A. Munsey, 1884

French Jewish Girl Infiltrates Nazi Germany. Dorothy Patricia Brewster. Topics: World War Two, Marthe Hoffnung, 1944

Guglielmo Marconi Invents Wireless Telegraph. David Vachon. Topics: radio, telegraph, invention 1896

Vol. 25, No. 5, April & May, 2014

Henry Tudor Seeks Throne. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Henry VII, Wars of the Roses, 1485

Girl Records Trials of Donner Party. Rick Bromer. Topics: Virginia Reed, 1846

Japanese Soldier Fights Long War. David Vachon. Topics: Hiroo Onada, World War II, 1945

Aging Conquistador Tells Filipinos To Submit To Spain. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Miguel L�pez de Legazpi, Andr�s de Urdaneta, Philippines, Pacific Ocean, 1564

Vol. 25, No. 6, June & July, 2014

Jonas Salk Tests Polio Vaccine. Paul Chrastina. Topics: medicine, immunology, 1953

Lord Exmouth Frees Slaves in North Africa. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Barbary pirates, Edward Pelew, white slavery, Algiers, Algeria, 1816

American Spies Infiltrate Nazi Austria. David Vachon. Topics: Frederick Mayer, Franz Weber, Hans Wynberg, World War Two, Innsbruck, 1945

Japanese Fisherman Runs Afoul of Laws Against Foreign Contact. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Nakahama Manjiro, Japan, 1840



Vol. 26, No. 1, August & September, 2014

Yamamoto Plans Attack on Pearl Harbor. David Vachon. Topics: World War Two, 1941

Roosevelt Battles Railroad Trust. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, Northern Securities Railroad Trust, Sherman Antitrust Act, 1901

English Gentleman Invents Photography. David Vachon. Topics: Henry Fox Talbot, 1834

Madame de Stael Hides Friends During Reign of Terror. Matthew Surridge. Topics: French Revolution, 1789

Ferris Designs Giant Wheel. Rick Bromer. Topics: George Washington Gale Ferris, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

Vol. 26, No. 2, October & November, 2014

General Benedict Arnold Betrays American Army. David Vachon. Topics: American Revolution, West Point, New York, 1780

Ex-Slave Goes to Court To Free Her Son. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Sojourner Truth, slavery, abolition, 1799

What Disaster Created Arizona Crater? Paul Chrastina. Topics: Daniel Moreau Barringer, Meteor Crater, geology, astrophysics, 1903

Union Prisoners of War Dig Escape Tunnel. Rick Bromer. Topics: James Wells, Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, United States Civil War, 1863

Vol. 26, No. 3, December, 2014 & January, 2015

Judge Jails Jury At William Penn Trial. Paul Chrastina. Topics: jurisprudence, law, 1670

Experiment May Show How Prehistoric People Domesticated Wild Animals. David Vachon. Topics: Dmitri Belyaev, genetics, fox, 1959

British Help Ottomans Battle Bonaparte. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Commodore Sidney Smith, Siege of Acre, 1799

Nansen Sails Toward North Pole. David Vachon. Topics: Fridtjof Nansen, Fram, Arctic exploration, 1894

Vol. 26, No. 4, February & March, 2015

Stuyvesant Bolsters Manhattan's Defenses. Paul Chrastina. Topics: New York, New Amsterdam, 1647

American Aviatrix Braves English Channel. Michael Hull. Topics: Harriet Quimby, aviation 1912

George Gallup Revolutionizes Polling. Matthew Surridge. Topics: politics, 1936

Curies Discover Radioactive Elements. David Vachon. Topics: radium, 1901

Writer Speaks Poorly. David Vachon. Topics: Demosthenes, Greece, Athens -354

English Monarch Invades France. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Hundred Years War, England, Edward III, France, Philip VI 1346

Vol. 26, No. 5, April & May, 2015

Inventor Transforms Publishing. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Ottmar Mergenthaler, linotype, 1886

Caesar Seeks To Expand Empire. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Julius Caesar, Vercingetorix, Alesia, Gaul, Roman Empire, -52

Dr. Alois Alzheimer Identifies a Disease That Causes Dementia. David Vachon. Topics: medicine, Alzheimer's, 1906

Interior Secretary Accused of Taking Bribes. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Teapot Dome Scandal, Thomas J. Walsh. Albert Bacon Fall, 1924

Naturalist Pioneers Study of Insect Ecology. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Maria Sibylla Merian, entomology, 1698

Vol. 26, No. 6, June & July, 2015

General�s Daughter Leads Rebel Troops Against Emperor. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Princess Pingyang, China, Sui-Tang Dynasty, 617

Churchill Won�t Negotiate With Nazis. David Vachon. Topics: World War Two, 1937

France Gives Statue of Liberty To United States of America. Michael Fuller. Topics: Statue of Liberty, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi United States art 1886

Prince Confronts Revolutionists in Brazil. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Pedro of Portugal, 1821

Catiline Conspiracy Threatens Roman Republic. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Cicero, -63



Vol. 27, No. 1, August & September, 2015

Kublai Khan Aims To Conquer China. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Mongol Empire, 1250.

Promising Invention Hits Marketplace Snags. David Vachon. Topics: Whitcomb Judson, zipper, fashion, 1891

Wireless Operator on Sinking Ship Sends Call For Help. David Vachon. Topics: Jack Binns, Republic shipwreck, technology, wireless radio, 1909

Paxton Designs "Crystal Palace." Matthew Surridge. Topics: London Great Exhibition, architecture, 1851


Vol. 27. No. 2. October & November, 2015.

Attorney-General Gets Life Sentence. Matthew Surridge. Topics: Hugo Grotius, Netherlands, Calvinism, Loevestein Castle, 1618

AC versus DC: Westinghouse & Edison Battle To Decide How To Light America. David Vachon. Topics: Battle of the currents, industry, invention, 1888

Fifteen-year-old Boy Invents New Alphabet For the Blind. David Vachon. Topics: Louis Braille, France, 1823

Vermont Physician Attempts to Drive Horseless Carriage Across United States. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Horatio Nelson Jackson, automobile, Winton, 1903

Vol. 27. No. 3. December, 2015 & January, 2016.

Quarrelsome Duo Attempt English Channel Flight. David Vachon. Topics:John Jeffries, Jean Pierre Blanchard, Aeronautics, England, France, 1785

Prince Distrusts Machiavelli. Rick Bromer. Topics: The Prince, Florence, Italy, Renaissance, 1512

Professor W.C. R�ntgen Discovers X-Rays. David Vachon. Topics: science, radioactivity, electromagnetic spectrum, 1895

"Black Ships" Threaten Japan's Isolationism. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Kayama Eizaemon, Matthew C. Perry, Japan, Shogun, 1853

Vol. 27. No. 4. February & March, 2016.

King Orders Arrest Of Bible Translator. Brenda Ralph Lewis. Topics: William Tyndale, King Henry VIII, 1534

Thaddeus Lowe Plans Transatlantic Balloon Flight. David Vachon. Topics: aviation, U.S. Civil War, 1859

Chester Carlson Invents Machine To Copy Documents. David Vachon. Topics: technology, Xerox, xerography, 1938

Kellogg Brothers Disagree About How To Sell Cereal. David Vachon. Topics: Will Kellogg, 1894

Merchant Seaman Attempts To Swim English Channel. Paul Chrastina. Topics: Matthew Webb, sports, 1875

Vol. 27. No. 5. April & May, 2016.

Sierra Club Opposes Dam in National Park . Paul Chrastina. Topics: John Muir, Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy, California, environmentalism 1892

Tailor Puts Rivets In Pants. David Vachon. Topics: Jacob W. Davis Youphes, Levi Strauss, blue jeans, 1871

Charles Babbage Invents Mechanical Calculator. Paul Chrastina. Topics: technology, invention, computer science, 1822

Doctor John Snow Blames Water Pollution For Cholera Epidemic. David Vachon. Topics: medicine, epidemiology, London, 1848

Elevator Safety Device Invented. David Vachon. Topics: Elisha, Charles Otis, New York City, architecture, 1851

Vol. 27. No. 6. June & July, 2016.

French Troops Expel British Settlers From Ohio Valley. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: George Washington, Fort Necessity, French and Indian War, Colonial America, 1753

Critics Denounce Roman Dictator. Kim Stubbs. Keywords: Fabius, Second Punic War, Hannibal, Roman Republic, -218

Immigrant Invents Plastic In Attic Lab. David Vachon. Keywords: Leo Baekeland, Bakelite, invention, 1907

Legless Airman Volunteers To Defend Britain. Brenda Ralph Lewis. Keywords: Douglass Bader, Battle of Britain, World War Two, 1939



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. 24, 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








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