Day: April 30, 2019

COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Hong Kong Flu

The first record of the outbreak in Hong Kong appeared on 13 July 1968. By the end of July 1968, extensive outbreaks were reported in Vietnam and Singapore. Despite the fatality of the 1957 Asian Flu in China, little improvement had been made regarding the handling of such epidemics. The Times newspaper was actually the […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY

9-1-1, also written 911, emergency telephone number deputes in 1968 for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

On February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite placed the first-ever 9-1-1 call from Haleyville City Hall, to Congressman Tom Bevill, at the city’s police station. Bevill was accompanied by Gallagher and Alabama Public Service Commission director Eugene “Bull” Connor. The phone used to answer the first 9-1-1 call, a bright red […]

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