JUST SO YOU’D KNOW…
Remember THIS DAY IN HISTORY? Well, it’s baaack and it’s bigger and better than ever. Starting with today in history. An important little known event occurred.
On September 18th, 1851, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones who founded the New York Daily Times, published the first edition to what later became The New York Times. If you are the more curious as I, research this remarkable event. You will undoubtedly find several keynotes. See how far they have evolved. There were no Sunday editions to the periodical until 1861; the importance of this inclusion was to cover the Civil War. Further research will give you some insight on the founders. Here’s a teaser: both Raymond and Jones were Republicans. One main target for them was to take down William M. Tweed aka Boss Tweed, the democratic boss of Tammany Hall, the Democrat machine and pressure group. In 1880 the periodical reflected more of a lean to the left of politics. (see WiKi) Oh, please do your research…JUST SO YOU’D KNOW
In less than a year, (1883-1886) the New York Times revenue fell from $188,000 to $56,000. Aren’t you the least bit curious why this would be? Could it be that the world was more to the right of history at that time than it is now? Oh, well. I am giving you a start. It helps to increase in knowledge.
What else happened This Day in History? Hmmmm. Let me think. Oh, I know… and JUST SO YOU’D KNOW…
On September 18th, 1970, American musician Jimi Hendrix died in London at the young age of 27. He was coined by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the most influential guitarist and the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.
Okay… what else happened This Day in History? I know… but JUST SO YOU’D KNOW…
On September 18th, 1973, then future president Jimmy Carter was encouraged to filed a UFO report to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) after stating he had seen an unidentified flying object in Leary, GA. There is a lot to unpack here. But I will leave this to your imagination… hopefully research, instead.
I hope you found these little bits of knowledge refreshing and worth knowing. PICC will bring more of This Day in History to you from time to time. If you find an important piece of history to note for any given day, please send it my way. Post in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be delighted to set that post up. I’d have to have it prior to the day in history in order to have it published in time.
See you soon on This Day in History.