The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Remember the Maine, stamps in coils, Jefferson wins

This week in history


Feb. 13: 1741—The American Magazine is published; it is America’s first magazine. It contains an ad showing how young men could earn money by selling “Grit.” 1937—This is an awful day in newspaper comics. The first Prince Valiant comic strip is published, and in 2000 the last original Peanuts appears. Born: The Monkees’ Ringo, Peter Tork (1942). Died: Delmar G. Roos, the designer of the jeep (1960). Get A Different Name Day. Today’s Word: Grinagog—a person who constantly grins.

Feb. 14: 1711—Ursinologist Percival Meriwether discovers wild bears leave crossword puzzles, magazines, and joke books at the base of certain trees in the woods. 1803—The Supreme Court decides...

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