March 24, 1883

On This Date in! 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 with the receiver from Chicago about the virtues of a New York slice versus the Chicago deep dish travesty.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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