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Hearst, William Randolph

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1951 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Editors, Writers

1863 – William Randolph Hearst I, born on the 29th of April in San Francisco, California to George and Phoebe (Apperson) Hearst. He was an American newspaper magnate.

1882 – 1885 –  Attended Harvard University but got expelled.

1914 – On the 17th of February, the Hearst-Selig News Pictorial began the first American weekly newsreel edition, in partnership with William Selig of the Chicago Tribune and with news supplied by Hearst’s International News Service.

1914 – He opposed U.S. entry into WWI and was widely hated. He praised Bryan’s resignation from Wilson’s cabinet over the Lusitania notes. .

1915 – On the 29th of October, he and Vitagraph signed a deal to release the Hearst-Vitagraph News Pictorial newsreel.

1916 – In March, he sent a cameraman to travel with Pershing and his expedition in search of Pancho Villa.

1917 – On the 10th of January, he joined with Pathe for the Hearst-Pathe News that lasted one year.

       – When the U.S. entered World War I, the Committee for Public Information, or CPI, produced its own newsreel titled the Official War Review.

1951 – Died on the 14th of August in Beverly Hills, California and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California.