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27/03/1884 The first long-distance phone line is activated in the US

AT&T built an interconnected long-distance telephone network, which reached from New York to Chicago. Users often did not use their own phone for such connections but made an appointment to use a special long-distance telephone booth or "silence cabinet" equipped with 4-wire telephones and other advanced technology.

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