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Friday, July 28, 2006


140 Years Ago Today...

...the crew of the steamship GREAT EASTERN spliced the final link in the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable. The 2,500 mile long cable ran from Newfoundland to Ireland.

(Smithsonian Magazine Photograph)

3 comments:

Dwayne Clark said...

wow!!

Dwayne

Joe Follansbee said...

I think you mean 2,500-mile long cable, not 2,500 feet. That's less than a half-mile! :)

Joe

Marifrances said...

oops! Entry has now been corrected, thanks Joe!