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.