Monday, March 13, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for March 13

The Encyclopedia Britannica was printed for the last time on March 13, 2010.

The Printed Encyclopedia Britannica is No More

The first printed edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh as the “Encyclopedia Britannica, or, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences compiled upon a New Plan.” On this day in 2012, Britannica's president, Jorge Cauz, announced that it would not produce any new print editions and that the 2010 15th edition would be the last. Today the company only focuses on the online edition and other educational tools.