Jan. 7, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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The TW&E History Book

  • Jan. 6, 1838 - Samuel F.B. Morse successfully tests the electric telegraph. Within 25 years, telegraph lines had spread across the nation, allowing quick communication from coast to coast.
  • Jan. 8, 1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "war on poverty."
  • Jan. 7, 1979 - The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh falls to invading communist forces from Vietnam.
  • Jan. 9, 2001 - Apple chief Steve Jobs introduces iTunes, a music player and audio-file manager. Today, iTunes is installed on an estimated 250 million computers and other devices worldwide—and serves up podcasts of The World and Everything in It.
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Jan. 7, 2012