When America’s first rocket scientist, Robert Goddard, theorized that rockets could reach the moon, the New York Times harshly criticized him and wrote that he “lacked the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools.” 49 years later, Apollo 11 succeeded and the NYT published a retraction.
In 1903 the New York Times predicted that building a flying machine would be possible in 1-10 Million years.
The New York Times wrote an article about every single September the 11th Victim.
One of the more common crossword writers for the New York Times, David Steinerg, is 19 Years old. He was first published in the NYT when he was 14.
In 1939 the New York Times predicted that the television would fail because the average American family would not have enough time to sit around watching it.