18 September 1851: "We publish today the first issue of the New York Daily Times, and we intend to issue it every morning (Sundays excepted) for an indefinite number of years to come." The founders were Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.
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Nicknamed "the Gray Lady" and long regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record", The New York Times is owned by The New York Times Company.
The paper's motto, printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page, is "All the News That's Fit to Print." It is organized into sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style, Home, and Features.
1852: Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones publish a Western edition, The Times of California. It arrives whenever a mail boat makes its journey around Cape Horn. It dies with the rise of California Newspapers.
1856: The Associated Press is formally organized, with Raymond as a director.
1861: Responding to the thirst for Civil War news, major dailies, including The NY Times, start Sunday Issues.
1861: The NY Times publishes its first illustrations: front-page cartoons of Henry J. Raymond's rival James Gordon Bennett; publisher of The Herald.
1865: NY Times front-page columns bordered in black when reporting the assassination of Lincoln.
1869: Raymond dies suddenly. George Jones takes over as a publisher.