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16 Iconic Newspaper Covers That Went Down in History

Reader's Digest Logo By Elizabeth Yuko of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 16: In this digital age, it's all too easy to overlook what it's like not just to read words, but to hold them in your hand in newsprint. As these iconic front page covers show, the pen—and paper—is mightier than the sword. Just like the true story behind 23 of the most iconic photos in American history, there is a lot more to these newspaper stories than meets the eye, but the covers themselves have made history.

The power of print

In this digital age, it's all too easy to overlook what it's like not just to read words, but to hold them in your hand in newsprint. As these iconic front page covers show, the pen—and paper—is mightier than the sword. Just like the true story behind 23 of the most iconic photos in American history, there is a lot more to these newspaper stories than meets the eye, but the covers themselves have made history.

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