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First Transatlantic Telephone Call

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First Transatlantic Telephone Call

(5 min) tv-pg

On January 7, 1927, the first official transatlantic telephone call is made when W. S. Gifford, president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, calls Sir Evelyn P. Murray, secretary of the General Post Office of Great Britain, on the new commercial circuit.