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.
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The first to hold a television license from the Federal Radio Commission is Washington, D.C.'s Charles Jenkins Laboratories.
The Medal of Honor is presented to Charles Lindbergh for his first Transatlantic flight.
The National Academy of Art, later known as the China Academy of Art, is founded in Hangzhou.
Assassinations and bombings preface the primary elections of the United States Republican Party in Chicago in what is known as the "Pineapple Primary."
17 bystanders are killed in a bombing attempt made against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini in Milan.
A German Junkers W33 Bremen makes the first east–west transatlantic flight going from Dublin, Ireland, to Greenly Island, Canada.
The Representation of the People Act in the United Kingdom passes, giving women equal suffrage and lowering their voting age to 21.
Wilmer Stultz pilots a flight with the first woman passenger, Amelia Earhart, to make a Transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales.
The world's first color television transmission is demonstrated by British inventor John Logie Baird.
The lighting of the Olympic flame opens the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Read More
The Italo-Ethiopian Treaty is signed by Italy and Ethiopia.
Carl Panzram, a serial killer, is arrested for burglary in Washington, D.C., confesses to committing the murder of 21 people, and admits that "for all these things I am not in the least bit sorry."
The Democratic presidential nomination is simulcasted by WGY/W2XB on radio and television, with Al Smith accepting the nomination.
The first treaty to outlaw aggressive war, the Kellogg–Briand Pact, is signed in Paris. Read More
A demonstration of the world's first all-electronic television system is made by Philo Farnsworth to the Press in San Francisco.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is established. Read More
In a hotel in Manhattan New York, the city's most notorious gambler, Arnold Rothstein, is shot to death over a poker game.
Democrat Al Smith is defeated by a large majority by Republican Herbert Hoover in the run for President.
The Boston Garden opens to the public in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More
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