Headlines in History: November 16, 1913

I hate cereal. It’s true. I realized one morning, it was the eighth grade, that I was sick of eating something that was floating in milk. After that moment, I have eaten cereal perhaps a dozen times. Some look at me with scorn. They wonder what I eat in the morning. Well, my detractors, there are plenty of tasty items to be consumed in the morning time hours. Bagels, for starters, are far superior to your cold milk soup. Another wonderful addition to the morning (or afternoon or evening) meal is Headlines in History, so enjoy!

The Salt Lake Tribune:

I appreciate the irony the British suffragettes employed in this situation. The judge isn’t the only one who can throw down the hammer!!! However, I’m not sure this tactic was the best way to get the law on your side. However, five years after this, the militant movement in England did succeed, with the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918).


Tombstone Epithet: 

I’m so, so, so disappointed, Tombstone Epithet. I though you were creative. Then I see this today:


Tombstone (1)

 This looks surprisingly    similar/identical to this headline,  from November 2 on the right…

 You just recycle your alliteration!!!  Scoundrels!!! Rascals!!! Hooligans!!!



I have never been so let down by a  newspaper…



Omaha Daily Bee:

A great question is posed in this paper: “Does supply create the demand, or demand the supply?” Of course, the paper isn’t simply posing a theoretical economic quandary for nothing; they’re trying to sell ads to companies. Luckily for these papers, ads were readily bought by companies looking for exposure. However, the drop has been dramatic in recent years. In 2003, American newspapers brought in $43 billion in ad revenue. By 2012, that number had been slashed to $22 billion. Thus the reason why the Boston Globe was sold for a bargain $70 million last month. It had been purchased by the New York Times Company in 1993 for a whopping $1.1 billion.

Chicken Egg

The Washington Times:

Christmas displays are up too soon, they say. It’s not even Thanksgiving, they say. No one is even shopping for presents yet, they say. It didn’t used to be so commercial, they say.  They say a lot, but things have not changed in 100 years.


Bismarck Daily Tribune:

Perhaps friendly Franz Ferdinand and his wife should have stayed in London. Both were dead eight months later and the Great War had begun.


Also, the Bismarck Daily Tribune published this wonderfully awkward story today: