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A-Z of History: E


When the QWERTY keyboard layout was established in 1878, one thing was missing – the exclamation mark. And it stayed missing for almost a century. As late as 1973, The Secretary’sManual was still explaining how to make the mark on a manually by typing a full stop, hitting the backspace and typing an apostrophe that floated above the full stop.

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