INDEX TO OLD NEWS
(ISSN 1047-3068)
Vols. 29-32


Title. Author. Keywords, Date
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

Vol. 31. No. 3. December, 2019 & January, 2020

Alcock and Brown Fly Atlantic Ocean. David Vachon. Keywords: John Alcock, Arthur Whitten Brown, aviation, transatlantic, 1919

Jack Johnson Wins Championship Fight. David Vachon. Keywords: Sports, Boxing, heavyweight, 1910

Lord Grey Reforms British Government. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Earl Grey, parliament, William IV, Reform Act, 1831

Apple-Tree Grower Inspires Folklore. Rick Bromer. Keywords: Johnny Appleseed, 1800

Vol. 31. No. 4 February & March, 2020

President Washington Applauds Balloon Pilot. Patricia Lynne Knee. Keywords: Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Philadelphia, aviation, 1792

Americans Search Arctic for Lost British Explorer. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Elisha Kent Kane, Franklin Expedition, First Grinnell Expedition, Second Grinnell Expedition, 1850

Rome Invades Britain. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Julius Caesar, Gallic Wars, 55 B.C.

New Bridge Sways In Wind. David Vachon. Keywords: Tacoma Narrows Bridge, engineering, disaster Clarke Eldridge, 1940

Professional Baseball Clubs Form "National League." Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson, sports, 1901

Vol. 31, No. 5 April & May, 2020

Columbus Sails Across Atlantic. Rick Bromer. Keywords: exploration, 1492

U.S Customs Officials Say Brancusi's Work Is Not Art. Paul Chrastina Keywords: sculpture, tarrif law, 1926

Oppenheimer Heads A-Bomb Design Team. David Vachon. Keywords: quantum mechanics, nuclear weapons, World War Two, 1943

English Smugglers Test Union Blockade. David Vachon. Keywords: Thomas E. Taylor, United States Civil War, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1863

Vol. 31, No. 6 June & July, 2020

No Plan To Free Slaves, Lincoln Assures Crowd. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Emancipation Proclamation, slavery, American Civil War, 1860

Watt Builds Better Engine. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: invention, steam engine, guild system, 1775

New York City Creates New Kind of Park. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Frederick Law Olmstead, urban planning, 1857

Amundsen Seeks Northwest Passage. David Vachon. Keywords: Arctic exploration 1903

Fleming Discovers Penicillin. Rick Bromer. Keywords: medicine, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals 1928


Vol. 32, No. 1 August & September, 2020

Alamo Falls, Texas Army Retreats. Richard Santarelli. Keywords: Sam Houston, Antonio López de Santa Anna, San Jacinto, Runaway Scrape, warfare, 1836

Forgeries Fool Experts. David Vachon. Keywords: William Henry Ireland, William Shakespeare, literature 1793

Ancient Puzzle Solved. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Rosetta Stone, Jean Francois Champollion, linguistics, translation, 1814

Arrested Alchemist Must Make Gold To Win His Freedom. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Johann Frederick Böttger, Dresden, porcelain, 1705

Jesse Owens Stars In “Nazi Olympics.” Paul Chrastina. Keywords: sports, 1936

Vol. 32, No. 2 October & November, 2020

Scientist Predicts Problems For Transatlantic Telegraph. Rick Bromer. Keywords: William Thompson, Lord Kelvin, communications, science, technology, 1854

Imaginative Spies Fool Nazis. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: The Man Who Never Was, Operation Mincemeat, World War Two, espionage, Ian Fleming, Ewen Montagu, Charles Cholmondeley, 1943

Women's Suffrage Movement Turns Violent in Britain. Brenda Ralph Lewis. Keywords: Emmeline Pankhurst, 1905

Napoleon Invades Russia. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Mikhail Ilarionovich Kutuzov, Napoleonic Wars, 1812

Coffee Comes to the Caribbean. P. Lynne Knee. Keywords: Horticulture, Martinique, France, 1723

Vol. 32, No. 3 December, 2020 & January, 2021

Universe Suddenly Seems Bigger. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Edwin Hubble, science, cosmology, astronomy, 1924

Slaves Capture Schooner. Paul Chrastina. Amistad, Sengbeh Pieh, slavery, 1839.

Printer Invents Typewriting Machine. David Vachon. Keywords: Christoper Latham Sholes, invention, 1867

Pinkerton Suspects Socialite of Espionage. Rick Bromer. American Civil War, Washington, D.C., 1861

Dutch Army Invades England. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: William of Orange, Glorious Revolution, 1687

Vol. 32, No. 4, February & March, 2021

Impersonator Confuses Nazis. Dorothy Patricia Brewster. Keywords: E. Clifton James, World War Two, General Bernard Montgomery, 1944

Earth May Revolve Around Sun. Paul Chrastina. Keywords: Copernicus, astronomy, 1512

Emperor of Ethiopia Battles Italian Army. Matthew Surridge. Keywords: Menelik II, 1895

Sculptor Carves Mountain Into Monument. David Vachon. Keywords: Gutzon Borglum, Mount Rushmore, 1924

Vol. 32, No. 5, April & May, 2021

Professor Organizes Bus Boycott. David Vachon. Keywords: Jo Ann Robinson, Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa Parks, civil rights, 1955

Allies Face Bottleneck in Italian Mountains. Paul Chrastina. keywords: Charles Minot "Minnie" Dole. 10th Mountain Division, World War Two, National Ski Patrol, 1941

Artist Records Scenes At Fur-trade Rendezvous. Rick Bromer. keywords: Alfred Jacob Miller, art, Rocky Mountains, 1833

New King Transforms Weak State of Macedonia Into Imperial Power. Matthew Surridge. keywords: Philip II, Greece, Alexander the Great. 359 B.C.








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