Daily Archives: 3 December 2006

The most widely read editorial ever?

On September 21, 1897, The New York Sun is believed to have carried the most widely read editorial ever. The editorial was in response to a letter from an eight-year-old reader called Virginia O’Hanlon. She wrote: “DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa…