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Re: 600 year birthday of Gutenberg



Should be "movable METAL type."


>We just got our new Chase's Annual Events for the year 2000 and noticed
>that the 600th anniversary of Johannes Gutenber's birth is coming up on
>Feb 24, 1400.

Not exactly.

Dave



>  Maybe some people will want to plan special events or parties.
>Here's what it says:
>
>INVENTORS
>Johannes Gutenberg
>Birth * Feb 24, 1400 * 600 years
>
>A craftsman who invented movable type in the mid-1400s.  His invention
>was used without change until the 20th century.  Guetenberg is credited
>with the 42-line Bible known as the Guenberg Bible or Mazarin Bible.  It
>is said that this is the first book printed with movable type.  Born at
>Mainz, Germany, he died there, Feb. 3, 1468.
>
>
>Joyce Jenkins
>Petersburg, Alaska
>
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