1853 : Detroit Free Press Starts Delivering a Sunday Newspaper!

October 1, 2021 all-day

On October 2, 1853, the Detroit Free Press became the first Michigan paper to be issued regularly on Sunday mornings.

Wilbur Storey, the paper’s new owner, says it’s no sacrilege because the workers involved are carriers distributing the product well before dawn.

Source : Peter Gavrilovich, “178 fun facts for the Detroit Free Press’ 178th birthday”, Detroit Free Press, September 22, 2013.

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