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Sept. 6, 1999 The New York Times Upfront, an original news magazine for teens, begins.

Sept. 16, 1998 The New York Times Learning Network ( begins.

July 31, 1998 The New York Times College Scholarship Program is established.

June 16, 1998 New York Today (, The Times's online city guide, debuts.

Feb. 26, 1998 Circuits, a stand-alone weekly section devoted to technology, begins.

Oct. 16, 1997 Color appears on the front page of The New York Times.

Oct. 12, 1997 Styles begins as a stand-alone color section.

Sept. 15, 1997 Daily color begins in the expanded sections of The Times: The Arts, Sports, Dining In/Dining Out, House & Home and Weekend.

June 15, 1997 The presses close down at West 43d Street. Printing is transferred completely to the Edison and College Point plants.

Feb. 18, 1997 The New York Times begins distribution of the New England and the Washington editions.

Aug. 18, 1996 The New York Times celebrates the centennial of its purchase by Adolph S. Ochs.

Jan. 19, 1996 The New York Times on the Web ( begins.

July 21, 1994 The New York Times Company's Board of Directors approves construction of a printing and distribution facility at College Point, Queens.

Sept. 12, 1993 The City section begins.

June 6, 1993 Color is first used in The Book Review.

Sept. 22, 1992 The Edison, N.J., plant starts operation.

May 3, 1992 The Styles of The Times and the Sunday Metro Report begin.

Jan. 17, 1992 Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. becomes publisher.

Nov. 4, 1991 The first issue of the daily Metro Section runs, replacing the Metropolitan News section.

April 9, 1991 An expanded daily sports report, Tuesday through Saturday, is anchored in the Metropolitan News section.

Feb. 26, 1990 Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, daughter, wife, mother and mother-in-law of four publishers of The New York Times, dies.

Jan. 22, 1990 An expanded, three-section, National Edition is introduced nationwide.

April 4, 1988 The expanded, three-section, National Edition is introduced in San Francisco.

March 6, 1988 Television, a completely redesigned weekly television guide, is introduced.

Aug. 13, 1984 A bar code is first used on page 2 of the National Edition.

Oct. 15, 1983 The conversion of the West 43d Street presses from letterpress to offset is completed after two years.

Sept. 7, 1982 A major expansion of The New York Times-owned home delivery network in the New York metropolitan area begins.

Aug. 18, 1980 The publication of the National Edition begins with satellite transmission from New York to Chicago.

Nov. 14, 1978 The Science Times section begins.

July 4, 1978 A full conversion is made to an electronic newsroom; cold-type composition is completed.

May 17, 1978 The Business Day section begins.

Jan. 9, 1978 The SportsMonday section begins.

March 17, 1977 The Home section begins.

Nov. 14, 1976 The regular use of supercalendered paper in the Sunday Magazine begins.

Nov. 10, 1976 The Living Section begins.

Sept. 13, 1976 National classified ads begin in the weekday paper.

Sept. 12, 1976 The Arts & Leisure section is redesigned, with a new guide to entertainment offerings.

Sept. 6, 1976 A six-column format is adopted for news and advertising, except classifieds.

April 30, 1976 The Weekend section begins as part of the first four-section weekday Times.

Jan. 11, 1976 New Jersey Weekly, the first of five regional Sunday sections, is introduced. Others to follow: Long Island Weekly, Westchester Weekly, Connecticut Weekly and The City.

June 30, 1971 The Supreme Court rules on the Pentagon Papers case, in favor of The Times.

June 13, 1971 The publication of the Pentagon Papers begins.

Sept. 21, 1970 The Op-Ed page begins.

Dec. 11, 1968 Arthur Hays Sulzberger dies.

March 6, 1967 The first Large Type Weekly is published.

March 10, 1964 The Supreme Court rules in favor of The Times in the landmark libel case New York Times v. Sullivan.

June 21, 1963 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger is named publisher.

May 25, 1963 Orvil E. Dryfoos dies.

April 16, 1963 The Times Tower is resold to the Allied Chemical Corporation.

April 24, 1961 Orvil E. Dryfoos becomes publisher.

March 15, 1961 The Times Tower is sold to Douglas Leigh.

Nov. 28, 1953 The photoengravers' strike starts. The Times does not publish for the first time in history. Strike ends Dec. 8, 1953.

Sept. 18, 1951 The Times marks its 100th anniversary with the publication of "The Story of The New York Times" by Meyer Berger.

Sept. 11, 1950 The first daily crossword puzzle is published.

Feb. 2, 1949 The first monthly weather chart is published.

Nov. 3, 1946 Fashions of The Times is published.

Aug. 9, 1945 William L. Laurence of The Times rides in the B-29 that drops the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. He is the only journalist to do so.

Aug. 9, 1942 The first publication of the Best Sellers list appears in The Book Review.

May 22, 1942 The Times Building at 1475 Broadway changes its name to the Times Tower. The name, the Times Building, is given to the Times Annex at 229 West 43d Street.

Feb. 15, 1942 The first Sunday crossword puzzle is published.

May 7, 1935 Arthur Hays Sulzberger becomes publisher.

April 8, 1935 Adolph S. Ochs dies.

Feb. 14, 1935 The first Associated Press wire photo runs in The Times: survivors of the explosion of the Navy dirigible, Macon, in San Francisco.

April 23, 1933 Regular use of color begins in the Sunday Magazine.

June 3, 1918 The New York Times receives its first Pulitzer Prize.

Feb. 3, 1913 The first issue of The Times is printed at the Times Annex at 229 West 43d Street.

Jan. 29, 1911 The New York Times Book Review, formerly the Saturday Review of Books and Art, begins as a Sunday section.

May 30, 1910 The first news photo appears on the front page.

Dec. 31, 1907 The first New Year's Eve ball is dropped from the Times Building in Times Square.

Jan. 1, 1905 The New York Times moves to Long Acre Square at 42d Street and Broadway. Shortly after, the square's name is changed to Times Square. The building at 1475 Broadway was the first building built by The Times at Times Square and served as the home of The Times from 1905 to 1913. It was called the Times Building.

April 14, 1904 The first on-the-spot wireless dispatch in history occurs, an eyewitness account of fighting off Port Arthur, in China, during the Russo-Japanese War.

Dec. 1, 1896 The hyphen is dropped from The New-York Times.

Oct. 25, 1896 "All the News That's Fit to Print," the paper's slogan, first appears.

Oct. 10, 1896 The first Saturday Review of Books and Art is published.

Sept. 6, 1896 The first issue of the Sunday Magazine is published.

Aug. 18, 1896 Controlling ownership of The New-York Times is acquired by Adolph S. Ochs.

July 22, 1871 A series of articles begins in The Times detailing widespread corruption by Boss Tweed and other New York City politicians.

April 21, 1861 The first Sunday issue of The Times is published.

Sept. 14, 1857 The newspaper changes its name to The New-York Times.

Sept. 18, 1851 The first issue of the "New-York Daily Times" is published.

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