1882 - Communications & Media
1882 - Communications & Media --
Western Electric Manufacturing Company of Boston won a contract February 6, 1882 to produce telephones for the Bell Company. Publisher Charles Scribner had invested in the company that the Bell Company would acquire.
Harrison Gray Oi]tis acquires an interest in the Los Angeles Times at age 45. A union Army enlistee who rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, Otis moved to California in 1876 and ran the Santa Barbara Post until 1879. The Times had absorbed the Los Angeles Weekly Mirror. Otis would gain full control of the Times-Mirror Company by 1886, and he would make it a powerful voice of Republican conservatism in opposition to labor unions.
"When a dog bitters a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news," said New York Sun city editor John B. Bogart.
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