Today, February 17, was the cover date on the first issue of Newsweek (then News-Week), launched in 1933. Its last issue as a print publication, dated December 31, 2012, featured a history of the magazine and its 79-year run.
Also born on this day, in 1857: S.S. McClure, founder of McClure's magazine, for many years a major title. McClure's may be best remembered today as the magazine where the novelist Willa Cather served as managing editor before turning to fulltime fiction writing. McClure died in 1949, having outlived his magazine by two decades.