The Birth of TIME

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TIME Magazine co-founders Briton Hadden, left, and Henry Luce look on as a 1925 issue is read by an Ohio politician.

The 85 Years of TIME 1923 1976 1987 2008

Yes, we're turning 85 this year, and while no one over a certain age likes to be reminded of a significant birthday, our history is a vital part of who we are. We have been explaining the world for our readers since 1923, converting confusion into clarity, information into knowledge--and people trust us to do it fairly. We have been an icon in the American cultural landscape for a long time, and on the occasion of our 85th, we wanted to offer a brief look back at how the magazine has covered...

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