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Hollie Newton
Feb 22, 2014

 

50 years ago, 1964: A milestone in the history of telephone service in Ohio was reached today when Ohio Bell attained the 3,000,000 mark in the number of telephones the company served in Ohio.

25 years ago, 1989: The American Conservative Union gave perfect congressional scores to four senators and 38 representatives for their voting records in 1988. Senators Jesse Helms, R-N.C., Gordon Humphrey, R.-N.H., Steve Symms, R-Idaho and Malcom Wallop R.-Wyo.

10 years ago, 2004: There wasn't much room for cemeteries in densely-populated Taiwan, so a U.S. firm was offering an alternative: shooting people's ashes into space. The Houston-based Celestis Inc., signed a deal with a Taiwan funeral home to provide "space burials."