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August 15, 2006

First town in the world to have electric street lights

Graham_bell Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on his telephone in 1876. He demonstrated it to visitors to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition that same year. In early 1878, he installed the first telephone exchange, in New Haven, Connecticut. The First Telephone Book - actually just a single 14 cm. x 21 cm. sheet - was issued in New Haven in 1878. Below is a 1978 facsimile of that sheet

On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the online system, NLS, they had been working on since 1962. The public presentation was a session in the of the Fall Joint Computer Conference held at the Convention Center in San Francisco, and it was attended by about 1,000 computer professionals. This was the public debut of the computer mouse

First lighthouse in the US - Boston, MA (1716)

The first concrete highway in N.J. built with concrete from the Edison Cement Plant in New Village. Photos by Dick Harpster

First ever 1,000,000 answer thread (Still 981,675 comments short)

Famous Firsts - history making "first ever" accomplishments. Also from Corsinet, the last of things

Bush’s first veto, July 20, 2006 - get rid of them no-good, pesky stem cells

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You know it's astounding how they figured all this stuff out with phones. How to get a voice over line and now a days getting a voice to travel over thin air?! Tracking Cell Phones and being able to know who is calling you using caller identifaction...what will they think of next?

All this coming from an idea! I love it :0)

Posted by: Joel at Feb 28, 2009 10:42:58 AM