A grest resource for primary source research material can be found at this site Newseum. This site shows the front pages of newspapers from around the world. And they have a great database of historical events--the royal wedding, the Libyan uprisings, the resignation of Egypt's president, even the winners of the Super Bowl!
This site would be a great way for kids to find out exactly what happened on a certain day and a great way to teach primary sources. There is a disclaimer on the front to be sure to ask for permission before copying any pages--also a great copyright lesson.
Besides it's fun to see what was going on your birthday--especially for old folks like me!