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Daily Archives: April 14, 2019

Today Marks the Anniversary of Noah Webster’s First Dictionary

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On this day in 1828, Noah Webster published his first dictionary. On April 14, 1828, American lawyer Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language.  This project took Webster over 20 years, during which he learned 26 languages, such as Anglo-Saxon and Sanskrit, in order to correctly research the origins of his country’s