On September 15, 1982 — 38 years ago this month — the premiere issue of USA Today landed on newsstands in and around Washington, D.C. Some 150,000 copies of that first edition were printed and distributed, over the next months it rolled out to other major cities around the country. Two months later, circulation was over 360,000, and on April 24, 1983, seven months after launch, it broke 1 million.
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