ON THIS DAY: September 26

ON THIS DAY: September 26

ON THIS DAY IN TEENAGE HISTORY (1898), seventeen-year-old Fletcher Wagner launched the Shortridge Daily Echo, the first and longest-published high school daily newspaper in the U.S. The Shortridge, Indiana, school publication initially consisted of one page with advertisements on the back. It ceased publication in November of 1898, and then returned as a four-page paper in January of 1899. The Daily Echo remained a daily until the 1970s, when it went weekly. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. once served as the newspaper’s editor.

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