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Throwback Thursday: First daily newspaper in America

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On this day in 1784, The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser became the very first newspaper to print daily, according to the Library of Congress.

Its original name was The Pennsylvania Packet and General Advertiser. It was a newspaper that was sent out weekly but the printer of The Pennsylvania Packet, John Dunlap, wanted to have the newspaper sent out daily. As a result, its name was changed to The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser.

The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser was best known for its publication of the Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, and The Constitution of the United States. The Federal Convention gave the final version of the Constitution to Dunlap and his partner, Claypoole, as a thank you gift.

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