1935: UP is first major news service to offer news to broadcasters
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When the Cunard liner Lusitania is torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk off the Irish coast on May 7, 1915, thousands of people attending the Pan American Exposition in San Francisco get first word of the sinking from a United Press bulletin typed on a giant 14-ton Underwood electric typewriter
UP begins direct service to European newspapers.
UP begins direct service to the Asian mainland.
United Press is first to report Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic, which becomes one of the major stories of the twentieth century. Millions around the world from the president in the White House to Mrs. Evangeline Lindbergh in Detroit, the flier's mother, receive their news of the successful flight first by United Press.
UP moves its headquarters to offices in the 36-story News building in New York City.
UP is first major news service to offer news to broadcasters.
Reynolds Packard in 1939 is honored by the National Headliners' Club for best exclusive news reporting by an American foreign correspondent for his reporting from Prague in 1938-39.