Need to find out what happened on your birthday in a certain year in the past?
Many historical newspaper sites will allow you to browse right to a specific day.
However, in some interfaces, you may need to enter a search term and then limit your search by date. Try a really generic search word, such as 'arkansas" or "stocks" or "president" or "congress" or "world." Then set the date limits to the day you wish to retrieve.
Need to get the front page stories of a newspaper on the day you were born?
If you were born after 1980, you may be able to do this easily in current newspaper databases without having to come in to use microfilm copies of papers. Instructions are given below for finding your birthday in various papers.
You might also wish to browse the Day-by-Day series in Reference, which covers leading news stories each day from the 1940s through the 1990s:
|1940s||D427 .L4 1977|
|1950s||D842.5 .M47 1979|
|1960s||D840 .P27 1983|
|1970s||D848 .L4 1988|
|1980s||D848 .M45 1995|
|1990s||D856 .A93 2004|
To look for stories in the Times Digital Archive, (1787 - 2008)