Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fact of the Day: Ring Ring

Up until the early 1960's, it was against the law to own a telephone in the United States. You technically had to rent them through a government-run company. 

8 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Now that I never knew!!! Unthinkable these days! Take care
x

Pat Hatt said...

figures, government trying to make a buck.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's quite interesting. I wonder if it was the same in Canada.

MEcoy said...

whoa really? well thats pretty interesting adam i wonder where do you learn this stuffs

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow...never knew that. Once again, I love the tidbits on here.

DEZMOND said...

interesting indeed

de engineur said...

Wow, never cross my mind this happened in the US

JJ said...

I think here we have a choice now. Whether to rent or not.