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October 11, 1983

On October 11, 1983, technology caught up with Bryant Pond, Maine. On this date, the last of the hand-cranked telephones in the United States went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond were switched to direct-dial. To … Continue reading

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March 10, 1876

On March 10, 1876, the first telephone call was between Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant. It was recorded that Mr. Bell said, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.” The lesser known second call was also between … Continue reading

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March 24, 1883

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1883 the first long distance telephone call between New York City and Chicago took place. It quickly evolved from cordial greetings into an acrimonious shouting match as the caller from New York began arguing … Continue reading

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August 15, 1877

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1877 Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, “hello” would be a more appropriate greeting than “ahoy” when answering the telephone. I … Continue reading

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January 14, 1878

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1878, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain’s Queen Victoria. She was not amused.

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