Saturday, March 23, 2024

The Halifax Gazette, March 23, 1752

Today is a significant date in the history of printing in Nova Scotia and Canada! This year it's the 272nd anniversary of the first newspaper printed in Nova Scotia, which also happens to be the first newspaper printed in what would later become the country of Canada.

On March 23rd 1752, John Bushell's print shop on Grafton Street in Halifax, printed and sold copies of the Halifax Gazette, shown below. One extant copy survives at Library & Archives Canada.

Read more about it on the NS Archives webite
Halifax Gazette March 23 1752

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