Ted Turner‘s Cable News Network, headquartered in Atlanta, began 24-hour live news broadcasts this day in 1980 and gained worldwide attention in 1991 for its around-the-clock coverage of the Persian Gulf War.
More Events on this day:
1968: Blind and deaf American author Helen Keller died in Westport, Connecticut.
1926: American motion-picture star Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles.
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily