This appeared in Harper’s Weekly:
It was the first time the US Democratic Party was symbolized with a donkey. (And it just seems fitting to point this out today.)
The US national debt reached zero for the first and only time in its history.
American readers, dwell on this! Then challenge your incoming President to keep one of the few great promises he made and cut government costs (and, hopefully at the same time, national debt).
The first transatlantic telephone service is established from New York, New York to London. Timeline of the Telephone
That’s right … the transatlantic calling we’ve been taking for granted since we were born is a relatively new thing, with the first call taking place 7 March 1926 and the first commercial service being offered a mere 89 years ago today.