Tampa Bay Through The Times - This special report on the 125th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Times explores how the St. Pete Times and Tampa Bay share a history. Tampa Bay history offers many examples of how the St. Petersburg Times and its editors shaped and influenced events not just in St. Petersburg, but throughout Pinellas County, in Tampa and Hillsborough County and into Pasco County and Hernando County.
Picking the most important or most interesting front page out of 12 decades of publishing is an impossible task. Still, a panel of St. Petersburg Times editors combed through the archives and chose these 10 as having a significant impact. Of these, which would you pick as number one? Look through them, click to see a larger version, and cast your vote at right.
Nov. 20, 1924
St. Petersburg
and Tampa united

This page announces the official opening of the Gandy Bridge, the first span to link the Pinellas peninsula to Tampa, effectively ending St. Petersburg’s isolation from the rest of Florida.
Dec. 7, 1941
Japan officially declares war
This extra edition heralded the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. At the war’s end, nearly four years later, the world was a much different place.
Dec. 13, 1962
Brrrrrrrrr!!
This is certainly not the most important, but perhaps it is the most unusual front page the St Pete Times ever printed. During a record cold spell, the entire front was printed with blue ink.
Nov. 23, 1963
Shocked world mourns Kennedy assassination
The nation was stunned. Our vibrant, young president was cut down. Part of the country’s innocence appeared to die that day, too.
July 21, 1969
Moon, we’re onto you
In a marvel of technological accomplishment, man had escaped his planetary boundaries and stepped upon another heavenly body.
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Aug. 9, 1974
Nixon resigns
A president’s illegal acts lead to his downfall. Instead of a constitutional crisis, there is an orderly transition and the country moves forward.
May 10, 1980
Freighter rams Skyway, span falls into sea, at least 30 die
Definitely one of those “do you remember when’’ moments that for years after made many folks just a little more nervous to cross a bridge over Tampa Bay.
Nov. 8, 2000
Recount
The day after Election Day, this extra edition signaled the beginning of a five-week ordeal that put Florida’s election officials and their hanging chads  in the middle of a fight that led to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sept. 11, 2001
America under attack
The effects of the country’s “new day of infamy,’’ in which nearly 3,000 people died, continue to reverberate.
Jan. 27, 2003
Champs
Perennial underdogs, the Tampa Bay Bucs’ Super Bowl victory united the Tampa Bay community.
Tampa Bay Through The Times - This special report on the 125th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Times explores how the St. Pete Times and Tampa Bay share a history. Tampa Bay history offers many examples of how the St. Petersburg Times and its editors shaped and influenced events not just in St. Petersburg, but throughout Pinellas County, in Tampa and Hillsborough County and into Pasco County and Hernando County.
VOTE for your favorite:
We want to know which of these front pages of the St. Petersburg Times is your top choice. Voting ends July 6. Results will be posted here and in a special Anniversary section in the Times on July 19, 2009.
Champs
St. Pete, Tampa united
Japan declares war
Brrrrrrrrr!!
Kennedy assassination
Moon, we're onto you
Nixon resigns
Freighter rams Skyway
Recount
America under attack