US (Scottish-born) journalist and newspaper editor
1795 - Born on the 1st September in New Mill, Scotland.
Bennett immigrated to Nova Scotia, where he taught bookkeeping, then to Portland, Maine.
1820 - He was in Boston and worked as a proofreader and bookseller.
- Charleston Courier hired him to translate Spanish news reports.
1823 - Moved to New York City where he worked as a freelance paper writer and editorial assistant.
1835-1867 - Editor of The New York Herald.
1836 - It shocked readers with front-page coverage of the murder of prostitute Helen Jewett; Bennett conducted the first-ever newspaper interview for it.
1866 - Bennett turned control of the Herald over to his son, it had the highest circulation in America.
1872 - James Gordon Bennett died on 1st of June.
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