Someone on /int/ told me to post this on /his/. My grandfather died. When I cleared out his apartment, I found a trunk of old newspapers he saved. I took pictures of all of them. Here is what a man born in 1916 thought were important historical moments.
The trunk is pretty ok, mostly you want to keep them out of the light. Newsprint yellows very quickly. They're in great shape though. Hold onto them because somebody in your family down the line will cherish them.
Funny how the headline is about the japanese surrender, and the A-bomb is only hinted to, from the Hirohito quote. Probably the americans didn't even know about the bomb at that point.
In the context of the massive allied bombing campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, the A-bombs were not a big fucking deal at the time. They only gained a lot of cultural relevance later on with the nuclear fears of the Cold War.