Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, Lord
1892 - At the age of thirteen he published his first newspaper.
1904 - Formed Royal Securities Corporation and he became a minority shareholder and the firm's general manager.
- John F. Stairs' unexpected early death in late September led to Aitken acquiring control of the company.
1906 - On 29th of January in Halifax, he married Gladys Henderson Drury, daughter of Major General Charles Drury.
1910 - Became Unionist Member of Parliament for Ashton Under Lyne, and where he bought and later sold control of the Rolls-Royce automobile company and began to build a London newspaper empire.
1911 - Knighted by King George V. During World War I, the Canadian government put him in charge of creating the Canadian War Records Office in London.
1918 - He founded the Sunday Express.
1934 - Daily circulation reached 1,708,000, generating huge profits.
1940 - Joined the British cabinet as minister of information.
1957 - Bronze statue of Lord Beaverbrook was erected at the centre of Officers' Square in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
1964 - Died on 9th of June Leatherhead, Surrey, England.
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