This Week in History: The New York Sun Starts a Newspaper Revolution

This week in 1833 saw the first publication of the Sun. No, not that Sun – this was the New York Sun, and its ground-breaking reporting, simpler style of writing and lack of political bias shaped the lives of Americans for decades to come.

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The King of the Pacific

At a time when empires ruled the world, David O’Keefe created the most successful trading company in the Pacific with little more than a sharp business mind and a willingness to win the trust of those he worked with. Oh, and the exploitation of centuries-old stone coins.

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