BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The first discernible speech is transmitted over the phone, and Michael Jordan retires from baseball. Plus the voting age gets dropped from 21 to 18, find out all the details in this edition of, “This Day in History”.
On this day in 1995, Michael Jordan announced that he would be retiring from baseball. He returned to basketball and the Chicago Bulls, the following season.
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell summoned his assistant in another room by saying, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” It was the first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system. Bell had received a comprehensive telephone patent just three days before.
On this day in 1971, the US Senate approved the 26th amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
On this day in 2006, the inaugural World Baseball Classic got underway. Japan, led by star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka and Seattle Mariner outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, would be the first champion of the Classic.
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