National Geographic magazines have been informing people about the world for over 100 years. It started as the National Geographic Society, which was founded on January 27, 1888. The society was founded in Washington D.C. for “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” Nine months later they started making that dream a reality by releasing their first magazine. It wasn't until 11 years later when a new editor took over the magazine that it really gained popularity. Since then it has been informing the public and making people feel more worldly. Today it is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions.