Sunday, October 24, 2010

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

October 24~

In 1861 Western Union completed the first US transcontinental telegraph line.Out with the Pony Express in with telecommunications!
Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match in 1836. Got a hot idea? Learn how to get a patent @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - October 24, 1963

October 24 - Surbeck Center dedicated, President Partlo presents the building to Governor Archie Gubbrud on behalf of the school's Endowment Association [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 107]