1981: Ken Barrington, Surrey batsman.This day in history 1891: The submarine, Monarch, laid the first underwater telephone
The official explanation was that the boat had been snagged by an underwater telephone
The facility was built about 100 years ago and a 30-kilometer underwater telephone
cable was laid to the southern tip of Kunashiri Island.
Plans for an underwater telephone
cable costing $84,000,000 and running between Hawaii and Japan, via Midway, Wake, and Guam islands, was announced by the American Telephone & Telegraph Company.
When a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the Grand Banks (Newfoundland) coast in 1929, a number of underwater telephone
and telegraph cables lying within 100 kilometers of the epicenter suddenly snapped.