Over its 141-year history, the Globe's ownership has rarely changed. As the John Henry era begins, here's a look at previous reigns and milestones.
The Boston Globe was started by six Boston businessmen, led by retailer Eben Jordan. The first issue was published March 4, 1872, and cost 4 cents.
Jordan hired General Charles H. Taylor as business manager. He was then named publisher, the first of a long line of Taylors to hold the position until 1999.
The Globe begins publishing on Sundays.
An afternoon paper, The Boston Evening Globe, is launched.
The Globe moves from offices on Newspaper Row downtown to Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.
The Globe wins its first Pulitzer Prize. The paper would win 20 more over the next 47 years.
The Globe goes public through an IPO, becoming the principal property of Affiliated Publications.
The Boston Evening Globe ceases publication.
The New York Times Co. buys Affiliated Publications for $1.1 billion.
The Globe becomes one of the first papers to go online, launching Boston.com.
The Times Co. purchases the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, folding it into the New England Media Group.
The Times Co. threatens to shut down the Globe unless its unions agree to $20 million in cuts.
The Globe launches BostonGlobe.com.
The Times Co. sells the New England Media Group to Red Sox owner John Henry, forming a new company, Boston Globe Media Partners LLC.