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Future newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst is born in San Francisco, California

William Randolph Hearst, detail
04/29/1863
William Randolph Hearst was born in San Francisco to future California U.S. Senator George Hearst and his wife Phoebe Apperson Hearst.  After an early career in politics in New York, the younger Hearst began to build a publishing empire that eventually numbered thirty newspapers across the country, notable the San Francisco Examiner, New York Morning Journal, Los Angeles Examiner, Chicago Examiner, and the Detroit TImes. He died in 1951. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Ben Procter, William Randolph Hearst : The Early Years, 1863-1910 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), 10.

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