Annenberg, Walter Hubert
1908 - Born on March 13th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American publisher and philanthropist, used his wealth to promote conservative political causes and to support education and the arts.
1944-1953 - He founded Seventeen magazine and the immensely successful TV Guide.
1957 - Purchased The Philadelphia Daily News.
1969 - A prominent Republican, he served as US ambassador to Britain.
- Sold Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News to Knight for US$55 million.
- He assembled a large art collection that he donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and used some of his huge fortune to endow a graduate school of communications at the University of Pennsylvania.
1988 - Sold TV Guide and the rest of Triangle to Murdoch's News for US$3.2 billion.
1993 - His many gifts to NU, including a $25 million grant, led the university to name a new building in his honor the following year. Annenberg Hall on North Campus now houses the School of Education and Social Policy's administrative and faculty offices, as well as the administrative offices of the School of Continuing Studies.
2002 - Died of complications from pneumonia on October 1st in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
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