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Top 10 News Headlines That Have Taken the World By Storm

Several newspapers of today make it their mission to make sure that they publish whatever news they get that is suitable for print. Nonetheless, upon publication, there will always be headlines that just stand out among them all.

Here is a list of the top ten news headlines, both famous and infamous, that made the most buzz.

‘Wall Street Crash!’ from The London Herald

It was in the year of 1929 of October 29th that the crash of the US stock market has been announced, which was the so-called Great Depression.

Because of this crash, currencies from all around the world also fell flat as a result.

‘The First Footstep’ published by the Evening Standard

With the increasing numbers of negative news headlines, it is a good thing to be getting some positive ones.

It was during July 21, 1969 that the news about the first steps of Neil Armstrong on the moon was published.

It was during this time that the phrase ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ was first heard of.

‘Martin King Shot To Death: Gunned Down In Memphis,’ from the Daily News

It was during the 5th of April 1968 that the assassination of the famous civil rights leader made the most headline in various parts of the world.

It was on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was killed at just the age of 39, leaving Coretta Scott King, his widow, and millions of Americans to grieve.

‘Peace! Japan Capitulates!’ published by The New York Daily News

On the 15th of August 1945, readers from all around the world were relieved and filled with joy of this headline.

Four months after the Third Reich in Germany fell, the Japanese finally surrendered, thereby putting an end to World War II.

After six years of brutal war, everything finally came to an end.

‘U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers And Hit Pentagon In Day Of Terror,’ from The New York Times

Everyone will never forget what happened on the 11th of September 2001.

With the 2,726 people killed by hijacked planes after hitting New York City’s Twin Towers, the entire world seemed to stop.

‘Beatle John Lennon Slain’ from The Los Angeles Times

Though peace was his mission, on December 9, 1980, the life of John Lennon was put to end after being shot four times. At 10:49 in the morning outside of his New York City apartment, one of his lunatic fans, Mark David Chapman, decided to shoot him.

Chicago Tribune’s ‘Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In’

American history considered this one their darkest headlines. This article tells of JFK’s Dallas, Texas assassination along with the story and reaction of his widow, Jackie.

‘Nixon Resigns’ from The Washington Post

In August 1974, headlines of the end of the Watergate Scandal as well as Gerald Fox being the next US president shocked a lot of Americans.

‘Hitler Dead’ published by The News Chronicle

This headline was published on the 2nd of May 1945. The death of Hitler and his wife by suicide was announced though a lot of people were not sure if they should believe it.

‘Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg’ from The New York Times

On the 14th of April 1912, more than 1,200 people were dead after the famous ‘Unsinkable Ship’ hit an iceberg and sank.

This still remains one of the most heartbreaking headlines to ever take the world by storm.