Time Inc.

History

The Time Inc. Archive:
We Were There

The Civil Rights Movement, Hurricane Katrina, the famous Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination, 9/11, World War II, the Women's Rights Movement, the economic collapse, the earthquake in Haiti...what do all of these have in common? We were there. Time Inc. Archives looks at how we contributed and continue to shape history.


[image]Briton Haden, Henry Luce and William R. Hopkins (Cleveland City Manager) at printing plant

Our History

In 1922, Henry Luce and Briton Hadden, longtime friends and Yale classmates, resigned their jobs at the Baltimore News and moved to New York to begin work on the prospectus for TIME magazine. Seventy stockholders invested $85,675 to launch TIME, and the company became incorporated on November 28, 1922.

Eighty-five years after its founding, Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of approximately 130 magazines, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S. and U.K., and the third-largest publisher in Mexico.


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Time Inc. Timeline

November 28, 1922
Time Inc. incorporated.

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March 3, 1923
TIME's first issue launched.
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January 2, 1928
TIME's first "Man-of-the-Year" issue, featuring Charles Lindberg on the cover.
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February 1930
FORTUNE launches.
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November 23, 1936
Life, a weekly photojournalism magazine, launches
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September 20, 1945
Time Life International established.

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August 16, 1954
Sports Illustrated launches.
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July 1955
First FORTUNE 500 Directory appears.
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January 25, 1961
Time Life Inc. created as the Time Inc. book division, with a new mail-order division, Time-Life Books.

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February 28, 1967
Time Inc. co-founder Henry Luce dies, age 68.
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October 1972
Money magazine launches.
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November 4, 1972
Time Inc. launches HBO.
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March 4, 1974
People launches.
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October 1978
Life resumes as a monthly.
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March 31, 1985
Time Inc. acquires Southern Progress Corporation (SPC), adding flagship title Southern Living and book publishing division OXMOOR HOUSE.
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March 1987
SPC launches Cooking Light.
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June 1987
Time Inc. acquires a stake in TBS (Turner Broadcasting System).
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January 1989
Sports Illustrated for Kids launches.
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July 25, 1989
Time Inc. acquires 59.3% of Warner Communications Inc., making Time Warner Inc. the largest media and entertainment company in the world.
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January 10, 1990
Time Inc. acquires the remainder of Warner Communications and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.
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February 16, 1990
Entertainment Weekly launches.
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June 1994
In Style launches.
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September/October 1995
This Old House launches as a joint venture of Time Publishing Ventures and WGBH, Boston.
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September 15, 1995
Time for Kids launches.
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October 1996
People en Espanol launches.
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May, 1997
SPC launches Coastal Living.
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April 2000
Real Simple launches.
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October 17, 2001
Time Inc. acquires IPC Media, the U.K.'s leading consumer magazine publisher with approximately 100 titles, including What's On TV, TV Times, Horse & Hound, NME, Marie Claire, Loaded, Country Life.
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October 19, 2001
Time.com received record traffic after 9/11 and is cited by the Boston Globe as "Best of the Web."
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August/September 2001
eCompany Now merges with Business 2.0
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Spring 2003
Time Style & Design launches.
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January 22, 2004
IPC launches Nuts.
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September 2004
All You launches.
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September 2004
SPC launches Cottage Living
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January 4, 2005
Time Inc. acquires a majority interest in Essence Communication Partners.
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January 5, 2005
IPC launches Pick Me Up.
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August 16, 2005
Time Inc. acquires Grupo Editorial Expansión, a Mexican Magazine Publisher.
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December 6, 2005
Real Simple partners with XM Satellite Radio.
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January 23, 2006
Time Inc. acquires Golf.com.
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January, 2007
TIME changes delivery date to Friday.
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February, 2007
Launch of Time Inc. Studios.
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February 13, 2007
Sports Illustrated launches VOD channel.
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March, 2007
TIME redesigns its print edition.
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May, 2007
SPC launches MyRecipes.com.
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March 20, 2008
Sports Illustrated debuts SI Vault.
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April 21, 2008
Essence partners with Warner Bros. television group on Essence.com.
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June 2008
IPC launches NME Radio.
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August 27, 2008
TiVo and Entertainment Weekly join forces in unprecedented partnership.
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September 15, 2008
MAGHOUND launches.
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November 2008
Ann Moore recieves MPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
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January 2009
Time Inc. One of 20 Largest Online Media Properties.
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March 31, 2009
Life.com launches.
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April 20,2009
Time Inc. launches Time Axcess.
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April 2009
Grupo Editorial Expansion launches Centralelectoral.com.
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June 2009
Time Inc. reaches 4 million people a day on Twitter.