1889 – Walter Lippmann, born on the 23rd of September in New York City. He was an influential American writer, journalist, and political commentator.
1906 – At age 17, he entered Harvard University where he studied under George Santayana, William James, and Graham Wallas.
1909 – Received a BA, at Harvard University.
1913 – He, Herbert Croly, and Walter Weyl became the founding editors of The New Republic magazine.
1920 – He and Charles Merz, in a study entitled A Test of the News, stated that The New York Times’ coverage of the Bolshevik revolution was biased and inaccurate.
1922 – In Public Opinion, he noted that the stability the government achieved during the patronage era of the was threatened by modern realities.
1946 – Following the removal from office of Henry A. Wallace in September, he became the leading public advocate of the need to respect a Soviet sphere of influence in Europe, in juxtaposition to the containment strategy being advocated at the time by people like George F. Kennan.
1974 – Died on the 14th of December in New York City.