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History of Printing
12 Oct 2017
(1151) First Papermill in Europe at Spain
(1298) Marco Polo reported seeing the printing of paper money China
(1309) Paper first used in England
(1423) European wood block print: St. Christopher with the infant Christ.
(1464) Arnold Pannartz and Konrad Sweinheim, first printers in Italy and first to use a Roman printing type.
(1478) Printing begins at Oxford University
(1623) Shakespeare's FirstFolio published.
(1655) The London Gazette, first regularly published English newspaper.
(1702) Daily newspaper in England, the Daily Courant
(1786) Philadelphia printers conduct first successful strike for increased wages
(1800) An all iron hand press built by Charles Mahon, third Earl of Stanhope.
(1824) Books bound in cloth issued by William Pickering in London.
(1855) The Bank of England issues modern standardized bank notes.
(1914) American Institute of Graphic Arts founded in New York.
(1932) Times New Roman typeface debuted by the The Times newspaper in London. Commercially released the following year by the Monotype Corporation.
(1959) Xerographic office photocopying introduced.
(1984) 3D printing developed.
(2004)Facebook social network launched.
(2007) Kindle e-reader developed by Amazon.com.
(2012) London Centre for Books Arts opens
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