Headlines in History: November 10, 1913

Ah the Sunday paper, a brick of ink and paper so mighty that children and adults alike were excited to read it. With the slow demise of comic strips, I’m not sure how much interest newspapers will gain from the younger portions of society, which bodes poorly for the future of the medium. But in 1913, newspapers were flying high and so we bring you Headlines in History.

The Tacoma Times:

Nothing like a snarky news section in a paper to entertain the masses. They have everything from Oscar Wilde’s tomb to William Randolph Hearst to quacks who make health announcements:


The University Missourian (Colombia, MO):

Good ol’ Italy, spending money to educate the masses. This campaign happened to begin two weeks after the general election, where literacy was one of the requirements to vote. Only males above the age of 30 had their literacy requirement waived, though one wonders how they learned that fact. Surely not the papers.

italy lit

Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot (Bryan, TX):

Bryan, Texas has an eagle that doubles as a pilot. Not sure that’s legal anymore. What I am sure of is the Victor Victrola is on the top of my wish list this Christmas! It’s the Talking Machine. Gee Golly!


The Washington Herald:

For those of you who have visited the Metropolitan Museum, you know that the best exhibit has to be the Arms and Armor section. Thanks to William Riggs, this exhibit was possible.

Riggs Collection

East Oregonian:

Emmeline Pankhurst has been regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century. She fought for women’s suffrage in England, and while criticized for her militant tactics, she was successful in securing the right to vote for women. In 1913, she visited the United States and in Connecticut gave her famous, “Freedom or Death” speech.