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The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers

Written by: Kat Eschner
Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
Length: 3 mins
Categories: Science & Math

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First published on this day in 1878, the telephone directory widely considered to be the absolute first phone book was nothing but a sheet of cardboard with the names of both private people and businesses who had a telephone.

"The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on February 21, 2017.

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