5. Founding of The New Yorker Magazine

When the Round Table started meeting more regularly, owner Frank Case would gladly facilitate the meetings, giving them food, and even their own waiter. In a poker game against other members of the Round Table, Harold Ross won a handsome amount of money, which he used to found The New Yorker. On February 21, 1925, the first issue ran. Friends of Ross’ and fellow Round Tablers Dorothy Parker, Ralph Barton, Alexander Woollcott, Ring Lardner, and Robert Benchley were some of the first contributors to the magazine.