1878: The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut. It was basically one cardboard page with a list of 50 businesses that could afford to have telephones. There was no number system yet, as every connection could be made by one operator at a switchboard.
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro: Zagat Top 25 2013; $52. French. A former 19th-Century church with gleaming stained-glass windows and soaring rafter beams features inspired French cuisine by chef Richard Blondin, a superb wine cellar and an extraordinary staff.