ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
December 9, 1793
New York's First Daily Newspaper is Established
On this day in 1793, The American Minerva, the first New York daily newspaper was established with Noah Webster
as the editor. It was self-described as "Patroness of Peace, Commerce, and the Liberal Arts" and was a strong
supporter of the policies of President George Washington. In 1797, the name was changed to the Commercial
Advertiser and it remained that way until it merged with the New York Globe in 1904 and became The Globe and
Commercial Advertiser. In 1923 it was bought by Frank Munsey who merge the Globe with the New York Sun.