Today in History ...

1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T) incorporates in New York as a subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. 1939 – The non-word “dord,” defined as a physics or chemistry term for “density,” is discovered in the 2nd edition of Merriam-Webster’s New International Dictionary, five years after the guide’s publication. The story of how the word got past proofreaders of the book is interesting and can be found at this link. 1954 – The first color TV sets are offered to the public in North America.


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