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Emma M. Nutt Day


About Emma M. Nutt Day

Date When Celebrated: Emma Nutt Day is always observed on September 1

Emma M. Nutt Day celebrates the first woman telephone switchboard operator in America. Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job and worked at it for 33 years.

Early telephone systems required a switchboard to connect and disconnect phone users. This special day celebrates the world of telephone operators. The telephone switchboard operator manually made the connections. It was a very important job for many decades. Today, the position has been eliminated. Automated telephone systems replaced manual switchboards decades ago. Can you imagine what Emma would think about today’s cell phone world!? 

Telephone Switchboard Trivia: The last manual telephone switchboard was used by the Kerman Telephone company in Kerman, Ca. They were replaced by an automated system in 1991.

A little side note about Emma: According to Emma, she was “very thankful that my first name was not Imma”.

Today's Quote

” A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he was born with. A man is what he makes of himself.” – – Alexander Graham Bell

History and Origin of Emma Nutt Day

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