Saturday, September 1, 2012

Emma M. Nutt Day

On this day in 1878, Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator. Thus, today is Emma M. Nutt Day.

Interestingly enough, particularly for those of you who remember the old Rowan & Martin's Laugh In, today is also the birthday of Lily Tomlin.

And among the memorable characters created by Ms. Tomlin for Laugh In was Ernestine, the telephone operator.

Coincidence? We think not.

Now repeat after us: "One ringy-dingy... two ringy-dingies...."

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