English Wikipedia publishes 3 millionth article

Monday, August 17, 2009

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The English language version of Wikipedia, a free content online encyclopedia, published its 3 millionth article on Monday, according to an announcement on the site's Main Page.

On the Main Page of Wikipedia a message was posted saying that "the English-language Wikipedia thanks its contributors for creating over 3,000,000 articles! (The 3,000,000th article is Beate Eriksen.)"

The 3 millionth article, about a Norwegian film actress and director Beate Eriksen, was created at 04:04 UTC by Wikipedia user Lampman.

The English Wikipedia had reached 2,500,000 articles with Joe Connor in August 2008.