The Star (London)

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
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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