On this day in History 2/1/2021

on this day

The first volume of the ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ published

On this day in 1884 Words from ‘A to Ant’ are covered in the first fascicle, or volume, of what will become the world’s definitive collection of English words, their etymology, and their definitions. Public reception of the first volume will be disappointing, with sales totaling just 4,000.

Courtesy: Oxford University Press, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Tom M

Curator @ Echoes of History. Lover of History, Travel, Politics, Music, Space and Haunted Locations. 25 years of experience in Music Industry working at MI5 Recordings & Universal Music Group. Preserving history each moment at a time.

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