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Sheet music for 'The Urchin's Sad Appeal' 1899
This 1899 song is about a young boy selling "papers, evening papers"

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The Nation's First Daily Newspaper Began Publication
September 21, 1784

Do you get a newspaper delivered to your house each day? The nation's first daily newspaper, the Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, began publication on September 21, 1784. Many independent newspapers ran before that on a weekly or monthly basis. America's first independent newspaper, the New England Courant, was published by Benjamin Franklin's older brother in 1721. By the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, there were 37 independent newspapers to keep the colonists informed.
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