US journalist, newspaper editor, and yachtsman
1841 - Born on the 10th of May in New York City.
1866 - Served in the Navy during the Civil War, and iwon the first trans-oceanic boat race.
1869 - Commissioned Henry Stanley to journey through Africa to find David Livingstone.
1877 - He left New York after an incident that ended his engagement to socialite Caroline May.
1879-1881 - Financed George De Long's Arctic expedition.
Established the Gordon Bennett Cup for international yachting and the Gordon Bennett Cup for automobile races.
1906 - He funded a trophy for the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.
1918 - James Gordon Bennett, Jr. died on 14th of May in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
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