Interesting facts about newspapers

The very name "newspaper" comes from the small Italian coin gazzetta - this is how much a small piece of news, which was published in Venice since 1556, cost in the 16th century.

In 1702, by decree of Peter the Great, the first printed edition began to be published in Russia - "Bulletin of military and other matters worthy of knowledge and memory that happened in the Moscow state and other surrounding countries." The circulation of the newspaper was 1, 000 copies and it cost 2 kopecks, at that time the amount was quite large.

The Prussian king Frederick II once said: "If you want to make a newspaper interesting, you cannot command it." By the way, the same Frederick II introduced the post of censor in the editorial offices.

On May 4, 1817, the newspaper Kölnische Zeitung came out with a blank front page to protest against censorship.

The French newspaper "Sapper's Candle" is published once every 4 years - on February 29 in a leap year. The newspaper must publish a crossword puzzle, the answers to which can be found in the next issue, that is, in 4 years. You can subscribe to the newspaper, it costs 100 euros and is designed for 100 years.

The American newspaper "Most recent news" was published hourly. Its readers were passengers of Pan American Airlines, whose liners flew between Washington and New York.

The first newspaper advertisement appeared in 1657 in one of the publications in England.

In 1905, the Yaroslavl newspaper Severny Kray was closed for opposition articles. But the newspaper continued to be published, regularly changing its names. Over the next 4 years, the name changed 42 times.

The first women's newspaper was published in Germany in 1798. The publication was called Frauenzimmer Zeitung.

Newspapers are published on all continents. Even in Antarctica, Antarctic Sun comes out. It is published at the McMurdo polar station, owned by the United States.

In 1990, the newspaper "Argumenty i Fakty" was published with a circulation of 33, 431, 100 copies. This is even recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

A Japanese newspaper in English, The Yomiuri Shimbun, has a circulation of 10, 000, 000 daily. And it has been published since 1874.

In 1930, the Order of Lenin was established in the Soviet Union. The country's Komsomol organizations have come up with an initiative to award the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper with this Order. It was this edition that was awarded the Order of Lenin No. 1.

The smallest newspaper in the world is included in the Guinness Book of Records. This is the English First News from Saray. The dimensions of this tiny edition are only 32x22 mm.

American Jim Berkland brilliantly predicts earthquakes. He regularly scans the newspapers, looking for missing cats and dogs. If the number of such announcements rises sharply, an earthquake should be expected.