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Western Union Signs - Interesting Historical Facts

  • 1856 -- Changed our name from the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company to Western Union. The new name marked consolidation of several lines in the western-most reaches of the U.S. telegraph system.
  • 1861 -- Completed the first transcontinental telegraph line across North America.
  • 1869 -- Introduced the first successful stock ticker.
  • 1871 -- Introduced money transfer.
  • 1884 -- Named one of the original 11 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 1896 -- Provided service to Europe, Northern Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia.
  • 1914 -- Introduced the first customer charge card.
  • 1933 -- Delivered the first singing telegram.
  • 1943 -- Pioneered the first commercial inner-city microwave communications system.
  • 1974 -- Introduced the first commercial satellite in the U.S.
  • 1980 -- Money transfer revenue exceeded telegram service revenue for the first time.
  • 1993 -- Introduced the first disposable prepaid phone card.
  • 2001 -- Celebrated 150th anniversary by expanding to more than 100,000 Agent Locations worldwide.
  • 2006 -- Handled 147 million consumer-to-consumer money transfers and 249 million bill-paying transactions.

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