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World Typing Day

Celebrate World Typing Day and challenge yourself to type faster with more accuracy - take your typing skills to the next level!
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World Typing Day on January 8 is the perfect time to celebrate all things typing! This special day is a great opportunity for anyone who loves to type or wants to learn how, as well as those who want to brush up their skills. From typewriters, keyboards and touchscreens - there are lots of different ways you can type out your words today. So grab your favorite device and get ready for some serious typing action!

History of World Typing Day

World Typing Day Dates

World Typing Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1714</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Typewriter Patent</div><div class='timeline-text'>Englishman Henry Mill received the first patent for a typewriter-like device.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1873</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Commercial Typewriter Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial typewriters were introduced by the Remington Company.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1888</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Touch Typing Development</div><div class='timeline-text'>Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, is credited with inventing touch typing.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1936</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Electric Typewriter</div><div class='timeline-text'>IBM introduced the Electromatic, the first commercially successful electric typewriter, dramatically increasing typing speed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IBM Selectric Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter, which replaced type-bars with a type-ball, becoming a commercial success.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Typing Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Federation of International Competitive Typing launched the first World Typing Day to promote speed, accuracy, and efficiency in written communication.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Typing Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a typing tutorial</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're not a great typist, take a free online typing tutorial to improve your speed and accuracy. You'll be surprised how quickly you can learn and how much of an improvement it will make.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Compete in a typing competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are plenty of online typing competitions you can find with a quick search. Compete against friends or strangers from around the world to see who can type the fastest.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn a new keyboard layout</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try out a different keyboard layout such as Dvorak or Colemak. It may take some time to get used to, but once you do, you'll be typing faster than ever before.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a short story</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to write a short story using only the keyboard. Don't use pen and paper or any other writing device - just type away and see what kind of story comes out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an original poem</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your creative juices and write an original poem using only the keyboard as your writing tool. Share it with friends or family to show off your newfound skill.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Typing Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Typing is a valuable skill</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The ability to type quickly and accurately is an important skill in the modern world. Typing allows us to communicate more efficiently, reducing time wasted when trying to figure out how to spell and write words correctly. Plus, it can also make us more productive by allowing us to get our ideas down faster and with less effort.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Typing is fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Typing can be surprisingly enjoyable! It's great for keeping your mind sharp, relieving stress, and even improving your typing speed. Plus, there are plenty of typing games available online that make learning how to type feel like a fun game rather than a chore!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Typing helps build confidence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Mastering typing skills can give you a boost of confidence both professionally and personally. Once you get used to using shortcuts or searching for answers online, you'll feel better equipped to tackle any task or situation that comes your way - no matter how challenging or complex it may seem.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Typing Innovations

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Typewriter Was Patented in 1868</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first commercially successful typewriter was invented and patented by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The QWERTY Keyboard Was Originally Designed to Slow Typists Down</h3><p class='facts-content'>The QWERTY keyboard layout, still in use today, was designed to prevent the mechanical rods of the typewriter from jamming by slowing down typists with its specific key arrangement.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Electric Typewriter Was Introduced in 1925</h3><p class='facts-content'>The typewriter revolutionized when The Electromatic Typewriter was introduced by Northeast Electric Company of Rochester, which offered increased typing speed and efficiency.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Typing Has Evolved from Mechanical Devices to Digital Keyboards</h3><p class='facts-content'>Typing shifted from being a mechanical to largely digital skill with the advent of personal computers, smartphones, touchscreens, and other digital devices.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Typing Speeds Have Greatly Improved Over Time</h3><p class='facts-content'>The average person types between 38 and 40 words per minute, a significant increase from the 20 words per minute of early typewriter users.</p></div></div>

World Typing Day FAQs

When is World Typing Day?

World Typing Day is celebrated on January 8 every year. In 2024 World Typing Day will occur on a Monday.

World Typing Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 8

Sunday

2024

Jan 8

Monday

2025

Jan 8

Wednesday

2026

Jan 8

Thursday

2027

Jan 8

Friday

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