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June 30 1936 Gone with the Wind published


On June 30th 1936, Margaret Mitchell‘s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, was published. In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much … Continue reading

June 1 1980 CNN launches


On June 1st 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, made its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to change the notion that news … Continue reading

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