Happy Birthday, NY Times

The first issue of the Times was printed September 18, 1851.

The_New-York_Daily_Times_first_issueOn this day, 164 years ago, the first edition of The New York Times was printed.

Known back then as the New-York Daily Times., the front page featured articles on President Millard Fillmore, the New York state fair (the poultry display that year was “a very fine one”), and an introduction to the paper from Times co-founder Henry Jarvis Raymond.

Raymond wanted the Times to be an objective sources of news, thus this now famous line: “There are few things in this world which it is worthwhile to get angry about; and they are just the things anger will not improve.”