The first transatlantic telephone cable went into operation on this day in 1956.
Did you know that:
• British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warned against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper on this day in 1878 – one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking
• Will Smith is an American actor, rapper, and film producer born on this day in 1968
• Scientists first reported that freon gases from aerosol sprays were destroying the ozone layer on this day in 1974