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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.

Boston Globe

1872

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.

Boston Globe

1873

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.

1877

The Globe begins publishing on Sundays.

1878

An afternoon paper, The Boston Evening Globe, is launched.

UPI/File 1958

1958

The Globe moves from offices on Newspaper Row downtown to Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

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Globe photo/File 1966

1966

The Globe wins its first Pulitzer Prize. The paper would win 20 more over the next 47 years.

1973

The Globe goes public through an IPO, becoming the principal property of Affiliated Publications.

1979

The Boston Evening Globe ceases publication.

1993

The New York Times Co. buys Affiliated Publications for $1.1 billion.

1995

The Globe becomes one of the first papers to go online, launching Boston.com.

1999

The Times Co. purchases the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, folding it into the New England Media Group.

CJ Gunther/EPA/File 2009

2009

The Times Co. threatens to shut down the Globe unless its unions agree to $20 million in cuts.

2011

The Globe launches BostonGlobe.com.

Michael Dwyer/Associated Press/File

2013

The Times Co. sells the New England Media Group to Red Sox owner John Henry, forming a new company, Boston Globe Media Partners LLC.