Newspapers in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 162 of 162

  • 1936-01-30 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • 1937-03-25 Washington Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
  • 1938-07-01 The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international
  • 1939-01-16 Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts
  • 1940-08-15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazis)
  • 1940-08-31 1st edition of illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands
  • 1941-01-21 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
  • 1941-04-11 Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis
  • 1941-10-16 "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
  • 1943-01-30 Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • 1943-02-18 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
  • 1943-09-27 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
  • 1944-01-05 The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 1944-02-20 Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
  • 1944-10-01 Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala
  • 1945-04-27 World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication
  • 1945-06-30 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins
  • 1945-10-27 1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)
  • 1954-03-20 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
  • 1956-01-09 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
  • 1956-02-01 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
  • 1956-03-27 US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
  • 1957-01-09 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
  • 1957-09-02 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
  • 1958-01-13 US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
  • 1962-02-04 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1962-12-08 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • 1963-04-01 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
  • 1963-10-16 NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • 1963-11-16 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • 1964-09-15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"

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1965-03-20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1965-12-17 Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)
  • 1966-10-01 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1969-09-23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
  • 1970-05-14 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • 1970-10-26 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
  • 1970-11-17 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

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1976-09-24 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1979-11-13 British newspaper "The Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
  • 1985-09-08 "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
  • 1986-03-05 "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national colour newspaper); it folded in 1995
  • 1986-06-27 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • 1986-10-07 First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published
  • 1988-01-13 Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities
  • 1989-01-03 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
  • 1989-04-03 "Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
  • 1990-09-17 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
  • 1991-03-30 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
  • 1991-04-02 Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing

  • 1991-06-13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
  • 1992-03-14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
  • 1993-07-07 Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers

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2000-02-13 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • 2001-09-29 The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
  • 2005-09-30 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2007-01-19 Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

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2013-06-05 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • 2014-12-19 The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 'The year the people stood up'

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2015-01-07 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

  • 2015-07-18 "The Sun" newspaper in Britain controversially publishes old picture and video of Queen Elizabeth giving Nazi salute in 1933

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