There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
What will you discover?
Oahu and Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands are viewed by James Cook for the first time and he names them the Sandwich Islands.
The Articles of Confederation is ratified by South Carolina, the first state to do so. Read More
The French officially recognize the new republic of the United States upon the signing of the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
The Pacific Northwest coast of North America is explored and mapped out by Captain James Cook.
An oath of allegiance to the United States is signed by Benedict Arnold at Valley Forge.
Parts of America from Texas to Virginia experience a total solar eclipse. Read More
British general Sir Henry Clinton's army are battled to a draw near Monmouth, New Jersey by George Washington and his troops in the Battle of Monmouth.
A terrible defeat of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania colonists is a result of the Wyoming Massacre during the American Revolution.
Kaskaskia is taken by George Rogers Clark during the American Revolution. Read More
War is declared on the Kingdom of Great Britain by Louis XVI of France. Read More
Punishments for Loyalists is provided upon the passing of the Massachusetts Banishment Act.
Dominica is invaded by the French and the British fort is captured as a result of the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution.
The United States signs the Treaty of Fort Pitt, the first formal treaty with a Native American tribe.
The first budget of the United States is passed by the Continental Congress. Read More
The first European to land on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands is Captain James Cook. Read More
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