Pravda, the official newspaper of what became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was first published.
The Daily Courant, the first daily English-language newspaper, was published in London.
Wynne’s first ‘word-cross puzzle’ was shaped as a symmetrical diamond with a hollow centre, and was developed by Wynne for the 21 December issue of the New York World’s ‘Fun’ supplement.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Times Square in New York was given its name shortly after the offices of The New York Times moved to the area.
On the 21st December 1913, the first modern crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World newspaper.
On the 14th March 1950, the FBI launched its list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
At 3.51pm on the afternoon of the 25th January 1890, American journalist Nellie Bly arrived in New Jersey after completing a 72 day, 24,899-mile journey around the world.
The world’s first radio news program was broadcast on the station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.