Sounds in the Distance

Sounds in the Distance (HM1PSG)

Location: Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 11100
Country: Mexico

N 19° 25.233', W 99° 10.871'

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Sonidos a la Distancia

Al establecerse el Observatorio Nacional en el Castillo de Chapultepec, en 1878, uno de sus cuartos fue ocupado por instalaciones telegráficas que mantenían en comunicación al presidente Díaz con el resto del país. A solo dos años de la invención del teléfono en Estados Unidos, se realizó aquí el 16 de septiembre de aquel año la primera transmisión telefónica experimental en México: la voz de Díaz se escuchó al mismo tiempo en este edificio y en Palacio Nacional, en el centro de la ciudad. Para finales del siglo XIX había en todo el territorio del país más de cinco mil aparatos telefónicos: el directorio de la Ciudad de México constaba entonces de ocho hojas. English translation: With the National Observatory established in Chapultepec Castle in 1878, one of its rooms was occupied by telegraphic communication equipment that kept President Diaz in contact with the rest of the country. Just two years after the invention of the telephone in the United States, on September 16 of that year, the first experimental telephone transmission was made in Mexico: the voice of Diaz was heard at the same time in this building and in the National Palace, in the city center. By the end of the nineteenth century there were in the whole country more than five thousand telephones: the directory of Mexico City of consisted of eight pages.
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Date Added Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 5:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 480978 N 2147371
Decimal Degrees19.42055000, -99.18118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.233', W 99° 10.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 13.98" N, 99° 10' 52.26" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near del Rey, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 11100, MX
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