Telephone Company, Ltd. opens the first public British telephone exchange on Lombard Street in London using Edison’s telephone system. The service will be, in effect an exclusive club, to which members will pay a subscription. At first, the exchange serves just eight subscribers. By the end of the year, there will be about two hundred subscribers, and two more exchanges will open on Leadenhall Street in the City, and at Westminster.
The aircraft-carrier Midway becomes the first U.S. vessel to launch a long-range rocket. The test, which is a part of Operation Sandy, fires a captured German V-2 rocket from the flight deck several hundred miles off the east coast of the U.S.
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