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Sep 30

September 30: The Bible, Printed

Johann Gutenberg

Gutenberg and His Bible (1452) It was on this date, September 30, 1452, that the first book printed with moveable metal type came off the press invented by Johann Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany. What we know about Gutenberg is little: he was born about 1400, died 1467 or 1468 at Mainz, and he was a …

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Apr 24

April 24: Library of Congress Established

Library of Congress - Jefferson Building

The betterment of humankind was not a high priority of Christian Europe, or of the Muslim East. It was never considered that humanity could be improved.

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