Frank Osborne (California politician)

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Frank Osborne was the mayor of Alameda, California. He was the recipient of the first phone call to use the direct distance dialing telephone facility in 1951 dialed by Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, New Jersey.[1][2]


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  2. ^ 1951: First Direct-Dial Transcontinental Telephone Call, AT&T. Accessed June 8, 2007. "November 10, 1951: Mayor M. Leslie Downing of Englewood, N.J., picked up a telephone and dialed 10 digits. Eighteen seconds later, he reached Mayor Frank Osborne in Alameda, Calif. The mayors made history as they chatted in the first customer-dialed long-distance call, one that introduced area codes."