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The words in headlines are capitalized. I'm interested in the history of this.

Where and why were capital letters first used in headlines? Where is this practice of capitalization of words in English titles derived from? Is it derived from German?

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Previously were only capital letters, so the question should be phrased, when non-capital letters emerged. –  Anixx Jun 13 '13 at 4:34
    
Miniscule emerged in latin monasteries, long before the English newspaper came to be. Afaik, capital letters are only used in sentence or title case in headlines in Australian newspapers. –  Samuel Russell Jun 13 '13 at 5:32
    
I mean when and which sources was the Title Case first used. I think it had been between 1400 and 1600. I need in some links. –  Clever Masha Jun 19 '13 at 3:20
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