How Long Island Press Covered Historic Events Over Past 2 Centuries

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The first issue of the Long Island Daily Farmer, the April 2020 cover of the Long Island Press, and July 1969 coverage of the Moon landing.

As the Long Island Press takes a trip down memory lane to celebrate the bicentennial of its founding, a look back on how it covered some notable news over the years.

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The first issue of the Long Island Farmer was published in January 1821.
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The final issue of the 1800s.
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Coverage of President McKinley’s assassination in 1901.
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Then called the Long Island Daily Famer, the paper covered both World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic.
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How the paper covered the death of President Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill in 1919.
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The Long Island Daily Press covered Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field in 1927.
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The cover after the 1938 hurricane was one for the ages.
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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The Moon landing was a big deal on Long Island, where the Lunar Module was built.
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The last issue of the daily Long Island Press when it went out of business in 1977.
The Press’ groundbreaking coverage of the opioid epidemic in 2008, five years after the title was revived.
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The April 2020 issue of the Press after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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