July 1, 1879: First issue of Watchtower Magazine printed. It was then called "Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence." Today the magazine is published by Jehovah's Witnesses in 214 languages, and with an average monthly print run of nearly 46 MILLION copies is the most widely circulated magazine in the world.
God shut the door and it was too late for those who "meant" to get there on time. Noah had preached for 40 years. Jehovah's Witnesses have been preaching since 1879. Jesus likened our day to Noah's Day.