Today in media history: Woodward & Bernstein make Watergate link

Four events that happened on this date and a trivia question.

August 1, 1970
The NBC Nightly News with David Brinkley, John Chancellor and Frank McGee began on this date in 1970. Prior to this date, the program was anchored by Brinkley and Chet Huntley. About a year later John Chancellor became the sole news anchor. (The following video is from July 4, 1972.)

August 1, 1972
Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward link the Watergate burglary to President Nixon’s campaign funds. (See Also: The Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers.)

August 1, 2006
The Miami newspaper, El Nuevo Herald, reports that Cuban leader Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother.

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August 1, 2006
Pulitzer Prize winning story published:
Dark Tides, Ill Winds
Explanatory Reporting Category (2007)
“Awarded to Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling, reporters, and Rick Loomis, photographer, of the Los Angeles Times for their richly portrayed reports on the world’s distressed oceans, telling the story in print and online, and stirring reaction among readers and officials.”

Media History Trivia  
Question:
In what year was the first Twitter message posted?
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