Became correspondent for United Press. During World War II, he covered the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and other major battles.
Joined CBS News in Washington and covered that year's political conventions and election.
April 16, 1962
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite debuted in a 15-minute program format.
Sept. 2, 1963
CBS Evening News aired as a 30-minute program -- the longest news program at the time.
Nov. 22, 1963
Announced the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and remained on air for much of the following few days.
July 20, 1969
Broadcast live for 27 hours during Apollo 11 mission and as Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon.
Feb. 27, 1968
In an editorial commentary, he said the United States needed to negotiate with the enemy in the Vietnam War.
March 6, 1981
Appeared for final time as anchorman on CBS Evening News.