Historic Dayton Daily News front pages: Aug. 22, 1898, the first day named the ‘Dayton Daily News’

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On Aug. 22, 1898, the newspaper front pages featured the name "Dayton Daily News" for the first time, a week after James M. Cox bought the Dayton Evening Herald.

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The Dayton Daily News is noting its 120th anniversary with a weekly series of stories about some of the most historic front pages in its history.


On Monday, Aug. 22, 1898, a newspaper with the name of Dayton Daily News appeared for the first time.

It came a week after James M. Cox bought the Dayton Evening Herald with mostly borrowed money. He was starting a journey that would turn a struggling newspaper into a media empire.

The top story was about candidates for various offices as a state convention approaches, and it was mostly text, with only two drawings serving as visuals. A mix of national and international news also filled the space.

Click here for a full-size view of this historic front page.

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August 22, 1898: First edition of Dayton Daily News after its name change from the Dayton Evening Herald. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1898_08_22.jpg

August 22, 1898:  First edition of Dayton Daily News after its name change from the Dayton Evening Herald. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1898_08_22.jpg

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August 22, 1898: First edition of Dayton Daily News after its name change from the Dayton Evening Herald. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1898_08_22.jpg

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