Today it's World Typewriter Day: the anniversary of the granting of the U.S. patent to Christopher Latham Sholes in 1868. He invented the first practical typewriter and the QWERTY keyboard still in use today (which, incidentally is one of the least efficient arrangement of keys for typing quickly - see Dvorak, Colemak and Capewell keyboards for a higher wpm model). And no, Sholes didn't arrange QWERTY so that it would slow down typists and prevent jamming the new machines! #funfact
Photo by Chris Eltrich.