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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Saturday marked the 170th anniversary of the
first ‘World Wide Web.'
In 1844, Samuel Morse activated the first telegraph
line, sending a dots-and-dashes code message from the U.S. Capitol building to
a receiver in Baltimore.
"What hath God wrought?" was the first
message transmitted by wire, suggested to Morse by the daughter of a friend
according to the Library
The ability of the telegraph to communicate
quickly over long distances made it an instant success. By 1861, telegraph
lines spanned the continental United States, then soon the world.
The U.S. Census Bureau said that from the
1844 demonstration, telecommunications today has grown into a half-billion-dollar
per year industry and employs nearly 1.1 million workers.
The medium has grown from wired to wireless technology; from Morse code to voice and digital data.
That growth continues today in leaps and
bounds, with recent news of telecommunications giant AT&T's deal to
purchase satellite television provider DirecTV. Closer to home, Verizon
recently announced the addition of 400 jobs in Alabama, with 300 of those
expected to come to the Huntsville customer service center.