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  • 15th century

    • 1475: The paper moved its headquarters to 1475 Broadway in 1904, in an area called Long Acre Square, which was renamed to Times Square. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
  • 19th century

    • 1851: The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1851: The New York Times is a daily newspaper founded in 1851, which is published in New York City and distributed internationally. - The New York Times, Muppet_wikia.
    • September 18, 1851: The New York Times was founded on September 18, 1851, by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond, the second chairman of the Republican National Committee, and former banker George Jones as the New-York Daily Times. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1854: It moved to 138 Nassau Street, and in 1858 it moved to 41 Park Row, making it the first newspaper in New York City housed in a building built specifically for its use. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1857: The paper changed its name to The New York Times in 1857. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • April 21, 1861: The newspaper was originally published every day except Sunday, but on April 21, 1861, due to the demand for daily coverage of the Civil War, The Times, along with other major dailies, started publishing Sunday issues. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1896: The Times was acquired by Adolph Ochs, publisher of the Chattanooga Times, in 1896. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1896: The company's chairman is Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. whose family has controlled the paper since 1896. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
  • 20th century

    • 1900s

      • October 30, 1901: He and Twain made a joint appearance that The New York Times, on October 30, 1901, said drew a crowd of more than 2,000. - Seth Low, Wikipedia.
      • December 31, 1908: It was scheduled to run through December 31, and ads for it continued to run in The New York Times until then. - The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, Wikipedia.
    • 1910s

    • 1920s

      • February, 1922: One incident of note was reported in The New York Times in In February 1922. - USS West Carnifax (ID-3812), Wikipedia.
      • November 29, 1928: This account would square with a report in the New York Times (29 November 1928) which suggested that the jury were divided on four scores which were considered outstanding but eventually rejected as ‘in a modernistic vein inappropriate to the occasion’, and that Atterberg's Symphony was awarded the prize as the best of the others, with (it seems) five jurors dissenting and the deadlock broken by the casting vote of Glazunov. - 1928 International Columbia Graphophone Competition, Wikipedia.
    • 1930s

    • 1940s

      • February 29, 1940: Other notable instances of references to Pirates include a New York Times article on 29 February 1940, memorializing that Frederic was finally out of his indentures. - The Pirates of Penzance, Wikipedia.
      • September 26, 1941: The New York Times review of the film dated September 26, 1941 by Bosley Crowther is generally unfavorable, noting that the story is predictable and inane. - The Smiling Ghost, Wikipedia.
      • 1942: The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the fashion section in 1946. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • 1946: The Times began an international edition in 1946. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1950s

      • September 19, 1956: The marriage of Leanne Carr and Bob Meyer, originally from McConnelsville, Ohio, was carried in The New York Times on September 19, 1982. - Warlick Carr, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1959: According to his obituary that appeared in The New York Times, a September 1959 newspaper article said a check of old census records had shown that Williams would have been eight years old at the time he said he had joined the Confederate Army, eleven months before the war ended in 1865. - Walter Williams (soldier), Wikipedia.
    • 1960s

    • 1970s

      • June 13, 1971: The Times began publishing excerpts as a series of articles on June 13. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • June 18, 1971: The Washington Post began publishing its own series. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • June 30, 1971: The Supreme Court held in a 6–3 decision that the injunctions were unconstitutional prior restraints and that the government had not met the burden of proof required. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September 23, 1974: A group of Pan Am employees published an ad inThe New York Times to register their disagreement over federal policies which they felt were harming the financial viability of their employer. - Pan American World Airways, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1976: It stayed with an eight-column format until September 1976, years after other papers had switched to six,[35] and it was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography, with the first color photograph on the front page appearing on October 16, 1997. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
    • 1980s

      • 1980s: Although it remains both the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the United States as well as third largest overall behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, the weekday circulation of the paper has nonetheless fallen precipitously in recent years to fewer than one million copies daily for the first time since the 1980s. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • January 18, 1987: According to a story published in the New York Times on January 18, four marchers were slightly injured by stones, and bottles were thrown at them. - Forsyth County, Georgia, Genealogy_wikia.
      • 1987: In addition to opening almost the entire site to all readers, The Times news archives from 1987 to the present are available at no charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • December, 1989: The New York Times reviewed the implications for school budgets of cleaning up asbestos pointing out that private schools were disproportionately affected. - Wilmington Montessori School, Wikipedia.
    • 1990s

  • 21st century


    • 2000


    • 2001


    • 2003

      • May, 2003: Jayson Blair was a Times reporter who was forced to resign from the newspaper after he was caught plagiarizing and fabricating elements of his stories. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.

    • 2004

      • February 6, 2004: In response to the report, MTV network executive Jeannie Kedas argued that the report "underestimates young people's intellect and their level of sophistication."[33] On February 6, however, New York Times columnist Frank Rich argued that censorship on television was becoming more prevalent following the halftime show in his February 6, 2005 column "The Year of Living Indecently". - Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy, Wikipedia.
      • September 20, 2004: The 20 September 2004 edition of the The New York Times reported that the Reuters Global Managing Editor, David A. - Reuters, Wikipedia.
      • October 8, 2004: Bremer clarified his views October 8 in an article in The New York Times. - L. Paul Bremer, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2004: A University of California, Los Angeles study gave The Times a score of 73.7 on a 100 point scale, with 0 being most conservative and 100 being most liberal. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.

    • 2005

      • February, 2005: Best Friends for Never reached The New York Times bestseller list in early February 2005, four months after it was published, but remained there only one week. - The Clique series, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2005: The paper decided to begin subscription-based service for daily columns in a program known as TimesSelect, which encompassed many previously free columns. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September 15, 2005: In a September 15, 2005 New York Times opinion column about the privately owned Methodist Hospital in New Orleans, Bob Herbert wrote, "Incredibly, when the out-of-state corporate owners of the hospital responded to the flooding by sending emergency relief supplies, they were confiscated at the airport by FEMA."[35] - Criticism of government response to Hurricane Katrina, Wikipedia.
      • December 30, 2005: The New York Times reported that "the money spent less than an hour on December 30 in the account of the university's charity, O.S.U. - T. Boone Pickens, Wikipedia.

    • 2006


    • 2007

      • February 25, 2007: The New York Times said Lawrence had "the most vital music scene between Chicago and Denver" in a travel column on February 25, 2005. - Lawrence, Kansas, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: According to a 2007 survey by Rasmussen Reports of public perceptions of major media outlets, 40% believe The Times has a liberal slant and 11% believe it has a conservative slant. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: Disney became the owner of WQEW in 2007. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • June, 2007: The newspaper remained at that location until June 2007, when it moved three blocks south to 620 Eighth Avenue between West 40th and 41st Streets, in Manhattan. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, had a similar structure and was controlled by the Bancroft family; the company was later bought by the News Corporation in 2007. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September 17, 2007: The Times announced that it would stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight the following day, reflecting a growing view in the industry that subscription fees cannot outweigh the potential ad revenue from increased traffic on a free site. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September 21, 2007: A September 21 report in the New York Times noted that Bear Stearns posted a 61 percent drop in net profits due to their hedge fund losses. - Bear Stearns, Wikipedia.
      • September 24, 2007: The New York Times published a story on September 24, 2007 reporting on the rigorous legal opposition Entergy faces as the company announces its intent to request a 20-year licensing extension for its aging Indian Point 2 reactor. - Indian Point Energy Center, Wikipedia.
      • November 30, 2007: Obituaries were published in the New York Times and the Washington Post on November 30, 1987. - Goh Choo San, Wikipedia.
      • December 8, 2007: The New York Times reported on December 8, 2007 that the price of the circle line boats to be sold to Hornblower was in arbitration, forcing Hornblower to bring in new boats. - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Wikipedia.
      • December 28, 2007: It was announced in the New York Times on 28 December 2007 that Radcliffe will portray deceased photojournalist Dan Eldon in an upcoming biopic entitled Journey or The Journey is the Destination. - Daniel Radcliffe, Wikipedia.

    • 2008

      • February, 2008: Communication with its Russian readers is a special project of The New York Times launched at February 2008, guided by Clifford J. Levy. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • February 20, 2008: The New York Times broke a story involving an alleged romantic affair eight years earlier between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman, both of whom deny the allegations. - John McCain presidential campaign, 2008, Wikipedia.
      • February 21, 2008: The February 21, 2008 The New York Times published an article on Republican Party presidential candidate Senator John McCain's (AZ) alleged relationship with a lobbyist and other involvement with special interest groups. - United States journalism scandals, Wikipedia.
      • February 20, 2008: The New York Times broke a story involving a possible romantic affair eight years earlier between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman, both of whom deny the allegations. - Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: The Times created an app for the iPhone and iPod touch which allowed users to download articles to their mobile device enabling them to read the paper even when they were unable to receive a signal. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2008: The Times announced that it will be combining certain sections effective October 6, 2008, in editions printed in the New York metropolitan area. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September 26, 2008: On September 26, 2008, Statler and Waldorf appeared in an "Op-Art" editorial about how to agree to disagree over watching the U.S. Presidential debate. - The New York Times, Muppet_wikia.
      • September 14, 2008: The New York Times reported on September 14, 2008, that Barclays had ended its bid to purchase all or part of Lehman and a deal to rescue the bank from liquidation collapsed. - Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Wikipedia.
      • September 14, 2008: A September 14, 2008 editorial in The New York Times called for Rangel to temporarily step down from his chairmanship, stating that "Mounting embarrassment for taxpayers and Congress makes it imperative that Representative Charles Rangel step aside as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee while his ethical problems are investigated."[77] - Charles B. Rangel, Wikipedia.
      • November 24, 2008: The New York Times outlined the case of Ali al-Marri in an editorial on 24 November 2008, titled "Indefinite Detention". - Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2008: Its web site was the most popular American online newspaper Web site as of December 2008, receiving more than 18 million unique visitors in that month. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • December 24, 2008: By early on December 24, 2008, a flyover by The New York Times did note repair work being done on the nearby railroad, which had been obstructed when 78,000 cubic yards (60,000 m3) of sludge covered tracks. - Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • January 6, 2009: The New York Times printed an advertisement on its first page on January 6, 2009, breaking tradition at the paper. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • January 10, 2009: However, as public editor Clark Hoyt concluded in his January 10, 2009 column, "Though the most vociferous supporters of Israel and the Palestinians do not agree, I think The Times, largely barred from the battlefield and reporting amid the chaos of war, has tried its best to do a fair, balanced and complete job — and has largely succeeded." [85] - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • March, 2009: The Times Web site ranks 59th by number of unique visitors, with over 20 million unique visitors in March 2009 making it the most visited newspaper site with more than twice the number of unique visitors as the next most popular site. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: According to a 2009 The New York Times article circulation has dropped 7.3 percent to about 928,000; this is the first time since the 1980s that it has fallen under one million. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • July 14, 2009: It was announced that WQXR was to be sold to WNYC, who on October 8, 2009 moved the station to 105.9 FM and began to operate the station as a non-commercial. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • September 12, 2009: It was widely reported that unnamed officials told Eric Schmitt of the New York Times that the Obama administration was going to introduce new procedures that would allow the captives held in Bagram, and elsewhere in Afghanistan, to have their detention reviewed. - Bagram Theater Internment Facility, Wikipedia.
      • September 12, 2009: It was widely reported that unnamed officials told Eric Schmitt of the New York Times that the Obama administration was going to introduce new procedures that would allow the captives held in Bagram, and elsewhere in Afghanistan, to have their detention reviewed. - Tina Monshipour Foster, Wikipedia.
      • September 15, 2009: A September 15 New York Times article stated the show would relocate to an Off-Broadway location, and resume production October 3. - Ann Harada, Wikipedia.
      • October 16, 2009: Beginning October 16, 2009, a two-page "Bay Area" insert was added to copies of the Northern California edition on Fridays and Sundays. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • November 20, 2009: The Times commenced production of a similar Friday and Sunday insert to the Chicago edition on November 20, 2009. - The New York Times, Wikipedia.
      • December 15, 2009: The New York Times reported an announcement by the President Obama administration that the Shinnecock Indians on Long Island met the criteria for federal recognition, signaling the end of a 30-year court battle. - Shinnecock Indian Nation, Wikipedia.
      • December 9, 2009: She wrote for the Metro section of The New York Times until December 9, 2009, when she accepted a buyout package. - Jennifer 8. Lee, Wikipedia.






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