Combination high-society newsletter and prestigious muckraker The New York Times turned 162 years old today, having published its first edition on September 18, 1851. A few highlights, via the endlessly addictive Times Machine:

☞ “An ‘exhibition’ of thieves”:

☞ The “weather” report:

☞ A bunch of people wanted to work at the Times:

☞ New Book: The Phrenological Cabinet

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