Photograph of President Truman welcoming the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, Walter Gifford, aboard the presidential yacht, the U.S.S. WILLIAMSBURG, for a conference with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Author Unknown or not provided Record creator National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. Harry S. Truman Library. (04/01/1985 - ) January 5th 1952 Current location [show]National Archives and Records Administration Harry S. Truman Library (NLHST), 500 West U.S. Highway 24, Independence, MO, 64050-1798.
On this day, January 7th, 1927, the first transatlantic telephone service is established. The call was placed from New York City to London. The call was placed by S. Gifford, president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company to Sir Evelyn P Murray, the secretary of the General Post Office of Great Britain.