23 February, 1455: (traditional date): Johannes Gutenberg publishes the Bible, the first book ever printed on a press with movable type. Gutenberg (c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German goldsmith and printer, who is credited with inventing movable type printing in Europe and mechanical printing globally. His major work, the Gutenberg Bible, also known as the 42-line bible, has been acclaimed for its high aesthetic and technical quality.
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