With the span of a hundred years, there were many things to choose but I decided on two. In 1878 the first being the first manuel telephone exchange in New Haven, CT. It served 21 subscribers. As much as I love to write about the 19th century I'm definitely a 20th & 21st century gal. When I was a kid I love talking on the telephone, I still enjoy speaking one on one with people but not with the same zeal as when I was a teen.
The second date I picked out to highlight is the same day in 1878 the first college newspaper was printed at Yale.
Of course there were more important events on this date in the 19th century but these go to my writer's heart. Enjoy and have a great weekend.