Tag: Johannes Gutenberg

May 01

Tidbit Histories – Flash! Johannes Gutenberg Unwittingly Sparks Revolution.

Once Gutenberg printed his now famous Bible in 1455 –widely accepted as the first book printed from moveable type, the printing press spread through Europe like wildfire. By 1460 printing houses appeared throughout the Rhineland in Cologne, Basil and Nuremberg. By 1465 the printing press had crossed the Alps into Italy. The first book was …

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Sep 15

Tidbit Histories – Printed Book Beats Internet by 161 Years!

In the fall of 1833, a ship called the Lagoda set sail from Boston bound for Hawaii. Among the Lagoda’s rather drab, sizable inventory was one printing press which had been ordered by the Honolulu trader, Henry Peirce. However, by the time the Lagoda docked in Honolulu, Peirce had lost interest in the press and …

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