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9-1-1 Has Meant 'Help, Please' for 49 Years

Written by: Kat Eschner
Narrated by: Mark Schectman
Length: 2 mins
Categories: Science & Math

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Publisher's Summary

On this day in 1968, a phone rang in the police station of Haleyville, Alabama. But unlike all the days before, the caller—Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite, who was not in an emergency situation—didn’t dial the local police number.

"9-1-1 Has Meant 'Help, Please' for 49 Years" May Be the Future." is from, published on February 16, 2017.

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