Profession: Founder of the New York Herald
Why Famous: Founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald. He was a major figure in the history of American newspapers.
- 1840-09-06 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York
- 1835-05-06 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).