The Wall Street Journal marked its 75th anniversary on July 8, 1964 with a front-page story examining the paper’s history and what the paper stood for. Though initially conceived as solely a business newspaper, the Journal wrote at the time that its view is that business news covers “everything that somehow relates to making a living.”

“Journal coverage of such news is shaped by a belief that to understand or explain business, it’s necessary to look at what people are doing, thinking and feeling about matters that are seemingly remote from ‘business,’ but that influence it indirectly,” the Journal wrote.

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