Historical Newspaper Project

October 8-11, 1871:  The Chicago Fire

May 4, 1886: Haymarket Riot

May 31, 1889:  Johnstown Flood

January 16, 1895:  Queen Liliuokalani Arrested!

Sept. 8, 1901:  McKinley is Assassinated

April 18, 1906:  San Francisco Earthquake

March 25, 1911:  Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

April 14-15, 1912:  The Titanic sinks


OPAC – Do a keyword search for the main term in the event.  Don’t forget to also consider searching for chronologies (time period) and reference titles (broader topics).

ABC-CLIO American History – Besides searching for the specific event, use the advanced search to put in the date (year) and select the type of resources you would like to find (photos, political cartoons, maps, visuals, facts and figures, etc.).  This seems like a good way to get some other things that might have been happening at the time.

Gale Student Resources 

SIRS Discoverer 

On This Day – Search for the specific date of the incident or days around the incident to see what else was happening in the world at the time (highlights, events, birthdays, deaths, weddings & divorces).

On This Day – Dates in History by Year – Search whole year for broader perspective…