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The Star was a London evening newspaper founded May 3, 1788 under the original title Star and Evening Advertiser and was the first daily evening newspaper in the world.[1] Founding sponsors of the new paper included publisher John Murray and William Lane of the Minerva Press.[2]

The Star
The Star placard Versailles Treaty signed.jpg
Placard for The Star announcing signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919
Founder(s)John Murray
William Lane
Ceased publication1960
HeadquartersLondon, England


  1. ^ British Library: Concise History of the British Newspaper in the Eighteenth Century.
  2. ^ Belanger, Jacqueline; Peter Garside; Anthony Mandal; Sharon Ragaz (4 January 2003). "British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production and Reception Phase II Report: Advertisements for Novels in The Star". Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text. ISSN 1471-5988. Retrieved 23 September 2011.

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