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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized
folk music in the 1960’s with albums such as The
Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and
Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times
They Are a-Changin’," "Like a Rolling Stone," and
"Positively 4th Street."

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Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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PATENT FOR THE TELEPHONE ON THIS DAY IN 1876

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Alexander Graham Bell  (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) at
the opening of the long-distance line from New York to
Chicago in 1892.

On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for
his revolutionary new invention…the telephone.

The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the
deaf. In the 1870s, the Bells moved to Boston,
Massachusetts, where the
younger Bell found work as a teacher at the Pemberton Avenue School for
the Deaf.

While in Boston, Bell became very interested in the possibility of transmitting speech over wires. Samuel F.B. Morse’s invention of the telegraph in 1843 made communication possible between two distant points and Bell, wanting to
improve on this, created a “harmonic telegraph,” a device that combined
aspects of the telegraph and record player to allow individuals to speak to
each other from a distance.
 

With the help of Thomas A. Watson, a Boston machine shop employee, Bell developed a prototype of his first telephone. Three days after filing the patent,
the telephone carried its first intelligible message–the famous “Mr. Watson,
come here, I need you”–from Bell to his assistant. (A&E Television)


Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone patent drawing, March 7, 1876.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF HISTORY MAKING NEWS

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America’s first telegraph line on
this day in 1844. The first message was sent from Washington,
DC,
to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"

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

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On this day in 1994, the four men convicted of bombing the New
York’s World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in
prison.

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Queen Victoria of England was born in London on
this day in 1819.
 

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This painting by Frederick Winterhalter shows Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert with 5 of their children.

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After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to
traffic on this day in 1883.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized folk music in the
1960’s with albums such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61
Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times They
Are a-Changin’," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Positively 4th Street."

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On October 13, 2016 the Nobel Prize committee announced it had awarded Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created
new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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