FrozenNorth, User Rank: Light Beer 12/5/2012 | 4:57:01 PM
re: AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages
Perhaps it was in honour of the passing of Alexander Graham Bell, as they did in 1922 :-)
On August 4, 1922 at 6:25 p.m., all telephone service in Canada and the United States was halted for one minute to mark the funeral of Alexander Graham Bell. The Canadian Bell Telephone Company, and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company dedicated this ‘silent tribute’ in honour of Bell, the famous inventor of the telephone. Bell had died on August 2 at his home, Beinn Bhreagh, near Baddeck on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
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