Ancient Rome, thanks to Julius Caesar, Roman citizens could read daily
records of munincipal, political, and social events, which were posted
in public places such as the Baths, then later archived for historical
purposes. Called by several names - Acta Diurna, Acta Populi, Acta
Urbana, or Acta Publica, these were the world's first newspapers.
There were even reporters. These fact-gatherers were called actuarii,
and their 'Daily Events' paved the way for more sophisticated publications
- like today's Wall Street Journal.45000 BCE to 1605 CE | 1621 to 1807 | 1814 to 1838 | 1839 to 1858 | 1860 to 1877 | 1878 to 1891 | 1893 to 1920 | 1920 to 1937 | 1930 to 1965 | 1965 to 1996