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3 Oct 2017
8000 BC Sumerians made the first type of writing (pictographs and ideographs).
1000 BC Phoenicians developed 20-30 character alphabet.
3000 BC Egyptians create the hieroglyphic system.
800 BC Greeks adopt Phoenicians writing but introduce vowels.
600 BC Romans conquer surrounding territories taking writings to be translated to Latin. Made a 23 character set.
Around 1000 BC Monks were copying manuscripts.
1457 AD First complete bible was made.
1440 AD Johann Gutenberg used the first printing press.
1800 AD Thomas Jefferson donates a portion of his personal books to the Library of Congress.
1840 AD Horace Mann puts libraries in public schools.
1876 AD Melvil Dewey creates the Dewey Decimal System to arrange and classify collections of books.
1800 AD National library of the United States of America.
1636 Ad John Harvard donates his collection of books to the college in Boston.
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