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On 16 October 1793, #MarieAntoinette, the widow of Louis XVI, was executed at the guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris – she was 37. Here is a newspaper story published on 28 October 1793 that reports on her execution.

A newspaper article about the death of singer and actor Bing Crosby, published in the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 15 October 1977. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Cole Porter, Bing Crosby & Leonard Bernstein: News & Obituaries.”

A newspaper article and illustration about the pioneering women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, published in the Denver Post (Denver, Colorado), 27 October 1902. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jackie Robinson & Rosa Parks Obituaries.”

Eva Hart was 7 years old and bound for a new life in Canada when her father woke her in the middle of the night, carried her outside in a blanket and told her, "Hold Mummy’s hand and be a good girl."

A newspaper obituary for Alex Haley, author of the novel “Roots,” published in the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 11 February 1992. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Remembering Alex Haley: ‘Roots,’ Kunta Kinte & Genealogy.”

On George Washington's funeral... Front page report of his death... COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800 newspaper...

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1913 headline display newspaper DEATH of JOHN PIERPONT MORGAN famous financier

Gilded Age financier, philanthropist, art collector, J. P. Morgan, (1837-1913) obituary announcement, March, c.1913. On cover of the Lewiston Evening Journal, Maine. ~~ (Stephen A. Goldman Historical Newspapers) ~~ {cwl}