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The following table is a place to record milestones of any sort. Historically "number of articles" has been a popular measure.

The intention is to store all data here, not just the most recent milestone (as at en:Wikipedia:Milestones).

Project Date Milestone Comment
all 2001-03 100,000 words
2001-08 1 million words
2002-05 10 million words
2003-12 100 million words
2005-12 1 billion words
2004-02-15 500,000 articles 15th was press release day. Actually 500,000th article was a little earlier
2004-09-20 1,000,000 articles Just a little over 7 months to double the size of the project.
2006-08 1,500,000 articles
2008-03-28 10,000,000 articles
2010-04-16 1,000,000,000 edits //toolserver.org/~emijrp/wikimediacounter/
2011-10-22 20,000,000 articles //meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:NUMBEROF/data&diff=3009392&oldid=3007538
2013-02-19 25,000,000 articles //meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:NUMBEROF/data&diff=5257718&oldid=5255252
2013-10-20 30,000,000 articles
als 2005-10-13 1,000 articles
2006-06-07 2,000 articles
2009-05-08 5,000 articles
2011-06-22 10,000 articles
bg 2010-05-23 100,000 articles
bn 2006-09-26 10,000 articles
2009-06-28 20,000 articles
da 2006-09-30 50,000 articles
de 2003-01-24 10,000 articles
2003-07-27 25,000 articles
2004-02-08 50,000 articles
2004-06-13 100,000 articles
2005-02-15 200,000 articles
2006-11-23 500,000 articles
2008-05-17 750,000 articles
2009-05-04 900,000 articles
2009-12-27 1,000,000 articles
2010-07-29 1,100,000 articles
2011-03-10 1,200,000 articles
en 2001-08 1 million words
2002-07 10 million words
2003-10 50 million words
2001-01 100 articles
2001-04 1,000 articles
2001-10 10,000 articles
2003-01-21 100,000 articles The 100,000th was Hastings, New Zealand written by Lisiate at 03:36. The article describes the user's old home town. This pushed the counter up to the 100,000 mark, although subsequent deletions of older articles have affected the article count. Which is the 100,000th article still extant is liable to change repeatedly as old articles are deleted, and is therefore probably not very interesting, even as a piece of trivia. Although, having said that, at the time of writing this, it is Machine vision by Rethunk, started at 05:30 the same morning! (That is, assuming that none of the subsequent new pages are non-articles, which may not actually be true.)
2004-02-02 200,000 articles The 200,000th article on the English Wikipedia was Neil Warnock created by SimonMayer. Very soon after, Wikipedia was slashdotted. A bit later that month 9 new servers were installed following the Christmas 2003 funding drive. So the second 100,000 articles took one year ten days, down from two years six days for the first 100,000.
2004-04-20 250,000 articles The English Wikipedia passes 250,000 articles at approximately 00:28 UTC. Charles Hamilton Houston is the 250,000th article. It is 17 days since the 240,000-article milestone was reached. It is just 78 days since we made the 200,000th article. For comparison:
  • The first 50,000 articles took 18 months, up to September 30, 2002
  • The next 50,000 articles took 112 days. This was today's previous record mostly due to automated edits by Rambot; after the 100,000th article on January 21, 2003, growth dropped back to about half that level.
  • The third 50,000 articles took 210 days, until the 150,000th article was posted on August 19, 2003.
  • The fourth 50,000 articles took 167 days. The 200,000th article was created on 2 February, 2004.
  • The fifth 50,000 articles have taken only 78 days.
2004-07-07 300,000 articles Rene Gagnon is the 300,000th article, created by Raul654. Wikipedia is again slashdotted soon afterward.

77 days since the 250,000th article. 155 days since the 200,000th article.

2004-09-17 350,000 articles Bill Boyd. 71 days since the 300,000th article.
2004-11-20 400,000 articles Approx. 59 days since the 350,000th article was reached. Approx. 130 days since the 300,000th article.
2005-01-15 450,000 articles Approx. 56 days since the 400,000th article was reached.
2005-03-17 500,000 articles 117 days since the 400,000th article was reached. 61 days since the 450,000th article was reached.
2005-06-18 600,000 articles Approx. 93 days since the 500,000th article was reached.
2005-08-25 700,000 articles Approx. 68 days since the 600,000th article was reached.
2005-11-01 800,000 articles Approx. 68 days since the 700,000th article was reached. Just under 12 months to double the number of articles compared to just under 10 months to double from 200,000 to 400,000. The growth from 700,000 to 800,000 still represents an approximately 6% monthly growth rate.
2006-01-04 900,000 articles Approx. 64 days since the 800,000th article was reached.
2006-03-01 1,000,000 articles Reached with Jordanhill railway station by Nach0king. Approx. 58 days since the 900,000th article was reached.
2006-04-26 1,100,000 articles Approx. 56 days since the 1,000,000th article was reached. Approximately a 5.4% monthly growth rate.
2006-06-19 1,200,000 articles Approx. 54 days since the 1,100,000th article was reached. Approximately a 5.1% monthly growth rate.
2006-08-06 1,300,000 articles Approx. 48 days since the 1,200,000th article was reached.
2006-09-24 1,400,000 articles Approx. 49 days since the 1,300,000th article was reached.
2006-11-24 1,500,000 articles Approx. 61 days since the 1,400,000th article was reached.
2007-01-24 1,600,000 articles Approx. 61 days since the 1,500,000th article was reached.
2007-03-22 1,700,000 articles Approx. 57 days since the 1,600,000th article was reached.
2007-05-25 1,800,000 articles Approx. 63 days since the 1,700,000th article was reached.
2007-07-22 1,900,000 articles Approx. 59 days since the 1,800,000th article was reached.
2007-09-09 2,000,000 articles Approx. 49 days since the 1,900,000th article was reached.
2007-11-23 2,100,000 articles Approx. 75 days since the 2,000,000th article was reached.
2008-01-30 2,200,000 articles Approx. 68 days since the 2,100,000th article was reached.
2008-03-23 2,300,000 articles Approx. 53 days since the 2,200,000th article was reached.
2008-06-24 2,400,000 articles Approx. 73 days since the 2,300,000th article was reached.
2008-08-12 2,500,000 articles Approx. 68 days since the 2,400,000th article was reached.
2008-10-26 2,600,000 articles Approx. 75 days since the 2,500,000th article was reached.
2009-01-15 2,700,000 articles Approx. 81 days since the 2,600,000th article was reached.
2009-03-20 2,800,000 articles Approx. 64 days since the 2,700,000th article was reached.
2009-06-01 2,900,000 articles Approx. 73 days since the 2,800,000th article was reached.
2009-08-17 3,000,000 articles Approx. 77 days since the 2,900,000th article was reached.
Beate Eriksen was the three millionth article, created on 04:04, 17 August 2009 by Lampman.
2009-11-20 3,100,000 articles Approx. 95 days since the 3,000,000th article was reached.
2010-02-20 3,200,000 articles Approx. 92 days since the 3,100,000th article was reached.
2010-05-23 3,300,000 articles Approx. 92 days since the 3,200,000th article was reached.
2010-09-02 3,400,000 articles Approx. 102 days since the 3,300,000th article was reached.
2010-12-12 3,500,000 articles Approx. 101 days since the 3,400,000th article was reached.
2011-04-01 3,600,000 articles Approx. 110 days since the 3,500,000th article was reached.
2011-08-04 3,700,000 articles Approx. 125 days since the 3,600,000th article was reached.
2011-11-18 3,800,000 articles Approx. 106 days since the 3,700,000th article was reached.
2011-11-24 500,000,000 edits
2012-03-19 3,900,000 articles Approx. 122 days since the 3,800,000th article was reached.
2012-07-13 4,000,000 articles Approx. 116 days since the 3,900,000th article was reached.
2012-11-18 4,100,000 articles Approx. 128 days since the 4,000,000th article was reached.
2013-04-02 4,200,000 articles Approx. 135 days since the 4,100,000th article was reached.
2013-08-08 4,300,000 articles Approx. 128 days since the 4,200,000th article was reached.
2013-12-13 4,400,000 articles Approx. 127 days since the 4,300,000th article was reached.
2014-04-25 4,500,000 articles Approx. 133 days since the 4,400,000th article was reached.
2014-09-10 4,600,000 articles Approx. 138 days since the 4,500,000th article was reached.
eo 2003-12-05 10,000 articles
2006-07-07 50,000 articles Gazetarkomuniko okaze de la kvindekmila artikolo
2008-06-15 100,000 articles Gazetara komuniko 100 000: (de en eo es fr ru)
2011-08-07 150,000 articles
es 2005-05-30 50,000 articles
2006-03-08 100,000 articles Cómo fue... la carrera por el 100.000
2006-09-06 150,000 articles
2007-02-10 200,000 articles
2007-11-18 300,000 articles
2008-09-20 400,000 articles
2009-08-05 500,000 articles Cómo fue... la carrera por el 500.000
2010-05-23 600,000 articles
2011-01-12 700,000 articles
2011-04-17 750,000 articles
2013-05-16 1,000,000 articles Anuncio del artículo 1 000 000
fr 2003-02-05 5,000 articles
2003-05-15 10,000 articles (50 articles created by day since the 5,000th article was reached)
2004-08-29 50,000 articles Reached with Nèfle created by Anthere
  • (84 articles created by day since the 10,000th article was reached)
2005-04-20 100,000 articles Reached with Pierre Séguier created by Yann
  • (212 articles created by day since the 50,000th article was reached)
2005-12-04 200,000 articles Reached with George Henry Corliss created by Tieno
  • (452 articles created by day since the 100,000th article was reached)
2006-06-04 300,000 articles Reached with Gouvernement fédéral (Allemagne) created by Keriluamox
  • (561 articles created by day since the 200,000th article was reached)
2006-11-27 400,000 articles Reached with Neuropathie created by Grook Da Oger
  • (676 articles created by day since the 300,000th article was reached)
2007-05-28 500,000 articles Reached with Aitken (cratère) created by Guérin Nicolas
  • (699 articles created by day since the 500,000th article was reached)
2007-12-28 600,000 articles Reached with Python molurus created by an unidentified user.
  • (465 articles created by day since the 500,000th article was reached)
2008-08-30 700,000 articles Reached with Au pied du mur created by LPLT.
2009-05-06 800,000 articles Reached with Carex bathiei created by an unidentified user.
2010-01-14 900,000 articles Reached with Amauropelta heteroptera created by Thierry Caro.
2010-09-21 1,000,000 articles Reached with Louis Babel created by Bouchecl.
frr 2010-12-07 1,000 articles Reached with Holbæk
2011-10-22 5,000 pages
2012-05-12 2,000 articles Reached with Sekund
2013-01-10 10,000 pages Reached with Category:Ikast-Brande Komuun
hr
2004-02-08 1,000 articles Reached with Demetrije I. Poliorket
2005-10-08 10,000 articles Reached with Ivan Kozarac
2007-11-27 1,000,000 edits
2008-12-03 50,000 articles Reached with Luka Kaliterna
2011-11-07 100,000 articles Reached with Cirkus (antika)
2013-01-13 4,000,000 edits
2014-12-02 150,000 articles Reached with (TBD).
hu 2004-06-03 1,000 articles
2005-06-04 10,000 articles Reached with Gouache.
2007-02-07 50,000 articles Reached with Kettős kockázat (Csillagkapu).
2008-07-17 100,000 articles Reached with Erdődi Simon.
2009-12-25 150,000 articles Reached with Gendzsi szerelmei.
2011-09-10 200,000 articles Reached with Forgattyústengely.
it 2005-09-09 100,000 articles
2006-09-27 200,000 articles
2010-06-22 700,000 articles
2013-01-22 1,000,000 articles
la 2003-05-24 1,000 articles
2004-03-22 2,000 articles
2004-12-27 10,000 paginae
lt 2004-10-14 1,000 articles
2005-12-14 10,000 articles
2006-05-23 20,000 articles
2006-09-04 30,000 articles
2007-02-28 40,000 articles
nds 2005-01-31 1,000 articles article was SC 07 Bad Neuenahr
2007-03-03 5,000 articles article was Sex
2007-07-02 10,000 articles article was Erskine Caldwell
nl 2001-06-19 Start of Dutch Wikipedia
2005-10-14 100,000 articles Reached with RST-code.

(On average 63 articles per day were created since the start of the Dutch Wikipedia)

2006-05-24 200,000 articles Reached with Samsun.

(On average 450 articles per day were created since the 100,000th article was reached)

2006-12-26 250,000 articles
2007-05-29 300,000 articles Reached with Katushpada pitham.

(On average 270 articles per day were created since the 200,000th article was reached)

2008-01-17 400,000 articles Reached with Extremo Sur.

(On average 429 articles per day were created since the 300,000th article was reached)

2008-11-30 500,000 articles Reached with McLeod Ganj.

(On average 314 articles per day were created since the 400,000th article was reached)

2010-04-30 600,000 articles Reached with Ramphodon.

(On average 194 articles per day were created since the 500,000th article was reached)

2011-06-19 700,000 articles Reached on the day of 10 years Dutch Wikipedia with article Anomalopsychidae.

(On average 241 articles per day were created since the 600,000th article was reached)
(On average 192 articles per day were created since the start of the Dutch Wikipedia)

2011-09-18 750,000 articles Reached with Sint-Jan de Doperkerk (Arnhem).
2011-10-22 800,000 articles Reached with Gilbert (Hurricane)

(On average 800 articles per day were created since the 700,000th article was reached)

2011-12-07 900,000 articles Reached with Wat Intharawihan

(On average 2174 articles per day were created since the 800,000th article was reached)

2011-12-17 1,000,000 articles Reached with Antal Újváry

(On average 10000 articles per day were created since the 900,000th article was reached)
(On average 261 articles per day were created since the start of the Dutch Wikipedia)

2012-09-14 1,100,000 articles Reached with Opius zacapuensis

(On average 368 articles per day were created since the 1,000,000th article was reached)

no 2007-02-24 100,000 articles Ordulf av Sachsen was the 100,000th article.
2008-12-14 200,000 articles John de Vere, 12. jarl av Oxford was the 200,000th article.
pl 2005-09-16 100,000 articles
2006-01-26 200,000 articles
2006-07-26 300,000 articles
pt 2006-01-26 100,000 articles
2006-11-29 200,000 articles
2007-10-10 300,000 articles
2008-06-22 400,000 articles
2009-08-13 500,000 articles One year and two months to increase 100,000 articles.pt:Wikipedia:Comemoração dos 500.000/Comunicado de imprensa/en
2010-08-17 600,000 articles
2011-10-08 700,000 articles
ro 2007-01-05 50,000 articles
ru 2004-08-03 5,000 articles
2005-12-23 50,000 articles
2006-08-16 100,000 articles
2007-09-04 200,000 articles
2008-07-18 300,000 articles
2009-06-16 400,000 articles
2010-02-25 500,000 articles
2010-10-08 600,000 articles
2011-04-12 700,000 articles
2011-12-10 800,000 articles
2013-05-11 1,000,000 articles
simple 2006-07-26 10,000 articles
sl 2003-09-30 1000 articles
2005-02-07 10,000 articles The 10,000th article was Ralph Alexander Cochrane.
2007-07-17 50,000 articles The 50,000th article was Gornja Avstrija.
2009-08-26 2,000,000 edits
2010-04-23 200,000 pages
2010-08-15 100,000 articles The 100,000th article was Činditi.
sv 2005-08-27 100,000 articles The 200,000th article was Epiglottal klusil.
2006-12-23 200,000 articles The 200,000th article was Ferdinand Buisson.
2008-12-13 300,000 articles The 300,000th article was Arvidsjaurs kyrka.
2011-06-19 400,000 articles The 400,000th article was ‎Venusfiguriner från Balzi Rossi.
th 2006-03-14 10,000 articles
uk 2004-04-04 1,000 articles
2004-11-30 10,000 articles
2006-11-12 40,000 articles
zh 2006-11-12 100,000 articles
2008-07-31 200,000 articles
2010-03-28 300,000 articles
2012-02-08 400,000 articles
2012-07-14 500,000 articles
2012-11-02 600,000 articles
2013-03-13 700,000 articles