Tuesday, September 25, 2007


This Day in the History of Surprisingly Late Technological Developments

On this day in 1956, the world's first transatlantic telephone cable system began operating (Clarenville, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland). Apparently all the transatlantic cables laid in the 70 years before had been limited to telegraph transmissions.

(h/t Today in Science History)


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