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James Gordon Bennett

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett

Profession: Founder of the New York Herald

United States of America

Why Famous: Founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald. He was a major figure in the history of American newspapers.

Born: September 1, 1795
Birthplace: Keith, Scotland
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: June 1, 1872 (aged 76)

Married Life

  • 1840-09-06 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York

Historical Events

  • 1835-05-06 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

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