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How soon for the next million articles?: And when will we get the second extraterrestrial edit?

English Wikipedia new milestones

The English Wikipedia will reach six million articles around January 1 or perhaps a bit later, according to our estimate. Previous milestones are noted below.

Previous milestones Date Article
1 million 1 March 2006 Jordanhill railway station
2 million 9 September 2007 El Hormiguero
3 million 17 August 2009 Beate Eriksen
4 million 13 July 2012 Ezbet el-Borg
5 million 1 November 2015 Persoonia terminalis

Brief notes