[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 102nd anniversary of the establishment of Scholastic Corporation (October 22, 1920 - October 22, 2022)


(worldkings.org) Scholastic Corporation is an American multinational publishing, education and media company that publishes and distributes comics, books and educational materials for schools, parents, and children. Products are distributed via retail and online sales and through schools via reading clubs and book fairs.

Scholastic was founded in 1920 by Maurice R. Robinson near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be a publisher of youth magazines. The first publication was The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic. It covered high school sports and social activities; the four-page magazine debuted on October 22, 1920 and was distributed in 50 high schools. In the 1940s, Scholastic entered the book clubs business. In the 1960s, international publishing locations were added in England (1964), New Zealand (1964) and Sydney (1968).



Also in the 1960s, Scholastic entered the book publishing business. In the 1970s, Scholastic created its TV entertainment division. In the 1980s, Scholastic entered the book fair business. From 1975 until his death in 2021, Richard Robinson who was the son of the corporation's founder, served as CEO and president.

The business has three segments: Children Book Publishing & Distribution (Trade, Book Clubs and Book Fairs), Education, and International. Scholastic holds the perpetual US publishing rights to the Harry Potter and Hunger Games book series. Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and print and digital educational materials for pre-K to grade 12.

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- 98th Anniversary of the establishment of Toastmasters International (October 22, 1924 - October 22, 2022)

- 24th Anniversary of International Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22, 1998 – October 22, 2022)

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