On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1868

Article: How the Qwerty Keyboard was Born

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful of its kind

Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard Christopher Latham Sholes
Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard
Christopher Latham Sholes

1868 Highlights

About June 23, 1868

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer