On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Article: WR Hearst – The Master of Fake News

Historical Events

  • Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)

Famous Birthdays

  • Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, born in Alexandria, Egypt Province, Ottoman Empire (d. 1933)
  • Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver), born in Loosdorf, Lower Austria, Austrian Empire (d. 1922)

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst