The First South African Newspapers

The first African national newspapers were: Ikhwezi (The Morning Star), Isigidi samaXhosa (The Xhosa Messenger), Continue reading

Courante English Newspaper Printed in Amsterdam

The first English language newspaper Courante was printed in Amsterdam, Holland, yet covered Italy and Germany. Continue reading

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Continue reading

Die Gleichheit (Equality) Newspaper

A Socialist women’s newspaper Die Gleichheit (Equality), edited by Clara Zetkin (nee Clara Eissner) was first published in 1892 in Stuttgart, Germany. Continue reading

Newspaper Staff Cartoonist

Pall Mall Gazette of London, England hired Francis Carruthers Gould, a cartoonist artist in 1888 to draw editorial and political cartoons. Continue reading

First Egyptian Newspaper

Al-Wagai al-Misriyah was the first Egyptian newspaper, founded in 1828.
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Army Newspaper for Soldiers in the Field

United States troops during the Mexican War could receive a newspaper called, The American Flag. Continue reading

Newspaper folding device

In 1870, two Americans by the names of William Bullock and Richard Hoe invented the newspaper folding device. Continue reading

First Asian newspaper in English

The Canton Register, was the first Asian newspaper in English was published beginning on November 8, 1827, in Guangzhou, China. Continue reading

Shipboard newspaper called Transatlantic Times

Guglielmo Marconi, radio pioneer, set up a radio receiver to pick up news broadcast from his transmitter station on the Isle of Wight. Continue reading