By On This Day in NYC's History

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

On October 18, 1892: AT&T reached it’s goal by opening the first long distance phone call, connecting New York to Chicago. Pictured below, the one and only Alexander Graham Bell makes the ceremonial call.

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OH MARIA, MARIA

On October 18, 1961: The film adaptation of the Broadway musical West Side Story starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. Serious question, Team Shark or Team Jet?!?


BORN ON THIS DAY: RICK MOODY

On October 18, 1961: Novelist and short story writer Ricky Moody was born in New York City. Moody is most well known for his 1994 novel, The Ice Storm.

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