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COMMUNICATION REVOLUTIONIZED IN 1838

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On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph was demonstrated
for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown,
New
Jersey
. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit
encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize
long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity
in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse
(April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872)

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YOU CAN USE ANY FRUIT OR VEGETABLE

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Potato Head, formerly Mr. Potato Head, is a
toy consisting of a
plastic model of a potato which can be decorated with a variety
of plastic parts that can attach to the main body. These parts
usually include ears, eyes, shoes, a hat, a nose, pants and a
mouth. The toy was invented and developed by
George Lerner
in 1949 and first manufactured and distributed by
Hasbro in
1952 Potato Head was the first toy
advertised on television and
has remained in production since its debut. It was originally
produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be
stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. However, due to
complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government
safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body
within the toy set in 1964.
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Over the years, the original toy was joined by Mrs. Potato Head
and supplemented with accessories.(
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Inventor George Lerner (1922–1995)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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In 1876: __Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call
in his Boston laboratory, summoning his assistant, Thomas A.
Watson, from the next room.

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FIRST FRISBEES PRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled out the
first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known to millions of
fans all over the world as Frisbees. 

The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William
Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby
universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling “Frisbie!”
as they let go. In 1948, Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren
Franscioni invented a plastic version of the disc called the “Flying Saucer”
that could fly further and more accurately than the tin pie plates. After
splitting with Franscioni, Morrison made an improved model in 1955 and
sold it to the new toy company Wham-O as the “Pluto Platter”–an attempt
to cash in on the public craze over space and
Unidentified Flying Objects
(UFOs).


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Walter Fredrick "Fred" Morrison
(January 23, 1920 – February 9, 2010)

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 82 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of the
ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence of the Lambs 
(1991),
a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He
has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Nixon (1995).  

Hopkins turned to TV in 2016 upon landing a starring role on HBO’s
series Westworld.  He was encouraged by actor
Richard Burton to
pursue acting at age 15.

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