On this day, 1768, the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was published.
Britannica Fun Facts:
- Oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print
- Over 100 full-time editors
- Contains approximately 40 million words and 500,000 topics
- It is a privately owned by Swiss billionaire, Jacqui Safra.
- The company was once owned by Sears Roebuck
- Albert Einstein and Marie Curie both wrote for Britannica