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Forty years ago, on the 14th of January 1976, the first issue of la Repubblica was published

Precisely 40 years ago, on the 14th of January 2016, la Repubblica was born. To celebrate this milestone, the Espresso group's daily is in the news stands today with a free copy of the first addition included as an insert and from January 20th it will retrace its history with a 12-volume collection of the best articles published in these 40 years.

To mark the occasion, the Ministery for Economic Development has issued a stamp, in an edition of 800, as part of the thematic series "Excellence of the Productive and Economic System". The stamp, which is a reproduction of the first edition of Repubblica, is self-adhesive and worth 95 cents.

To further celebrate the anniversary, this evening at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome there will a big party with the participation of many music, theatre, film and literary stars. The evening will hosted by the chairman of the Espresso group Carlo De Benedetti, the founder of Repubblica Eugenio Scalfari, the outgoing editor Ezio Mauro and the new editor Mario Calabrese. The event will be broadcast live on Capital Tv and streamed at Repubblica.it.

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14 January 2016 | 10:13 CET