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Re: 600 year birthday of Gutenberg



Nope, not even that. The Chinese and Koreans were using metal type
centuries earlier.

Jeffrey

At 05:27 PM 10/11/99 -0400, you wrote:
>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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