It truly is an historic occasion. Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people is almost half women for the first time ever. Females have gained three slots from the previous year. When the magazine published its first list in 2004 only 24 women were included on the list.
The issue includes actress Sandra Oh, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pop star Taylor Swift, CBS’ Gayle King, former first lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Time magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, says that the magazine’s list of 100 most influential is “in some ways a reflection of our society, but an amazing year for the women on the list.”
A Little Time Magazine History:
› Time Magazine was created in 1923 by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, making it the first weekly news magazine in the United States.
› Time Magazine has European, Asian, South Pacific and Pacific Island editions.
› Time is the holder of the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine.
›The first issue of Time was published on March 3, 1923, featuring Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House of Representatives, on its cover. The cover price was 15 cents. In January 2013, Time Inc. named Martha Nelson as the first female editor-in-chief of its magazine division.
› Time is also known for its signature red border first introduced in 1927. The border has only been changed five times since that year.
› Former president Richard Nixon has been among the most frequently featured on the front page of Time, having appeared 55 times from the August 25, 1952 issue to the May 2, 1994 issue.
› Time’s most famous feature throughout its history has been the annual “Person of the Year” (formerly “Man of the Year”) cover. Source: Gary R’nel
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