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#OnThisDay October.24: 1861: The first transcontinental telegraph system was completed by Western Union, making it possible to transmit messages rapidly (by mid-nineteenth-century standards) from coast to coast: This technological advance, pioneered by inventor Samuel F. B. Morse heralded the end of the Pony Express #AceHistoryDesk report

#AceHistoryReport – Oct.29: The short-lived Pony Express had been established only one and one-half years earlier, in April 1860. Initially a private enterprise under the Central Overland California & Pikeโ€™s Peak Express Company, it operated โ€“at its fullest extentโ€“from terminuses at St. Joseph, Missouri, to San Francisco, California, using a continuous relay of the best […]

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(AUSTRALIA) ACT INQUIRY REPORT: Forty-five minutes of emergency services radio calls, as the fire began to grow in the Namadgi National Park south of Canberra, exposed a massive breakdown in communications #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.02: And it is those critical minutes that will now be the subject of an ACT coronial inquiry โ€” one the ACT government actively tried to preventโ€ฆโ€ฆ #AceDailyNews reports on How the ABC exposed a massive communications breakdown and sparked a coronial inquiry and the decision this week by the ACT’s Chief Coroner […]