On this day, April 10th, 1841, the New York Tribune debuted becoming an influential publication throughout the 1840s and 1860s. Established by outspoken editor, Horace Greeley, The New York Tribune was the leading Whig Party and then, Republican newspaper. Greeley had previously published two weekly newspapers, The New Yorker (no relation to the later magazine) and Log Cabin. Greeley merged the foundations of these weeklies to create the New York Tribune. During a time of sensationalism, Greeley aimed to provide readers with thought provoking commentary. In 1924 there was a merger with the New York Herald creating the New York Herald Tribune. Lasting well over a century, publication ended in 1966.