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The New York World begins publication in New York City

Alexander Cummings, detail
The first issue of Pennsylvania newsman Alexander Cummings' new daily New York World appeared on the streets of the city.  Cummings had previously founded the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia.  Cummings was a Republican but when in 1862 he sold the World to a Democratic consortium, the publication became famous for its attacks on the Lincoln Administration during the Civil War.  The paper ceased publication in 1931.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
James Trager, The New York Chronology .... (New York: HarperCollins Inc., 2003), 124. 


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