Get into a conversation with a long time Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star- Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. A banner across the Star-Journal masthead reminded readers that the newspaper’s name came from the merger of the Long Island Daily Star (1876) and the North Shore Daily Journal- The Flushing Journal (1841).
Welcome to February 1906!
The year was 1906. In Italy, Mount Vesuvius erupted, devastating the city of Naples. The Royal Mail Steamer Lusitania was launched in Glasgow, Scotland. At 787 feet, it was at the time the world’s largest ship. On April, 18, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake all but destroyed the port city of San