December 29, 1821
William E. Woodruff published the first Little Rock (Pulaski County) issue of the Arkansas Gazette. The paper had been established in 1819, seventeen years before Arkansas became a state. Its editorial stance for law and order during the desegregation of Central High School in 1957 earned the newspaper two Pulitzer prizes—the first time in history one newspaper won two Pulitzers in the same year. Known for its liberal editorial pages in a conservative Southern state, the Gazette closed after a bitter newspaper war with its cross-town rival, the Arkansas Democrat.