FIRST NEWSPAPER PRINTING OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TO SELL FOR $750K AT AUCTION

By Jennifer Booton FOXBusiness

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Who says the newspaper industry is dead? Big spenders are getting ready to open their wallets to claim a big part of its history.

A rare first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence could fetch as much as $750,000 in an auction later this month, according to the Robert A. Siegel Galleries and Seth Kaller, an expert in the authentication and appraisal of American historic documents.

The Declaration being sold was printed in Benjamin Towne’s Saturday July 6, 1776 issue of The Pennsylvania Evening Post, the first newspaper to print the Declaration and its second printing in any form.

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91 YEARS IS THE LONGEST MARRIAGE RECORDED IN HISTORY

John and Ann Betar of Connecticut got married 80 years ago on November 25, 1932 and today considered as the longest married couple in the US. The longest married couple in the world as of 2013 is from England. Karam and Kartari Chand got married on January 6, 1925 and ben married for 88 years now. But the longest marriage in history lasted 91 years.

Daniel Frederick and Susan Bakeman of New York got married on August 29, 1772 four years before the American Independence when America was still a British colony. In 1863, ninety one years later after their marriage,  the first Republican party president Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation, proclaiming freedom to all slaves.

Daniel and Susan Bakeman got married while America was fighting for the birth of a free nation and their marriage ended ninety one years later with America involved in another battle of its own- the Republican party of Licoln fighting the Democrat party to bring freedom and to end slavery. Their marriage witnessed almost a century of history of this country. They witnessed the birth of America as a nation and they left watching America being divided and devastated by the Civil War of 1863.

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