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Noah Webster
1806 - Webster Publishes His Dictionary


It was known, in full, as the "A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language," and boasted that it included more than five hundred words never before added to any other English compends amongst a total of thirty-seven thousand words. This was, the first American English dictionary, penned by Noah Webster.

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    Cyrus West Fields and Friends
    1858 - First Transatlantic Cable Completed


    The first transatlantic cable is completed by Cyrus West Field and others. It would fail its test due to weak current on September 1. However, it was a grand accomplishment to lay that much cable beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and the man who accomplished it, Cyrus West Field, was only getting started on what he would accomplish.

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