Some milestones at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
1863 — James R. Watson establishes the weekly Seattle Gazette, Seattle’s first newspaper and predecessor to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
1867 — New owner Samuel Maxwell changes name to The Weekly Intelligencer because, legend has it, the name fit across the front page using his limited stock of large type.
1876 — The newspaper begins publishing daily.
1881 — The Weekly Intelligencer buys the Seattle Post to become the Post-Intelligencer.
1896 — The Seattle Times, edited by co-owner Alden J. Blethen, launches to challenge the P-I.
1921 — John H. Perry buys the P-I on behalf of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, whose ownership isn’t revealed until later.
1948 — The trademark 30-foot-diameter P-I globe is hoisted atop the newspaper’s building; moved in 1986 to current waterfront headquarters.
1983 — Hearst Corp. and the Times form a joint-operating agreement to share business operations while maintaining separate editorial content.
1999 — Editorial cartoonist David Horsey wins the first Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper.
2000 — The Times switches to morning publication and goes head-to-head with the P-I.
2007 — Hearst and the Times Co. settle a years-long dispute over the joint-operating agreement.
2009 — Hearst puts the P-I up for sale on Jan. 9. Without finding a buyer, Hearst announces Monday that Tuesday’s newspaper will be the last printed edition; launches a stripped-down online news operation.