History of 911
In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice issued its report recommending that police departments have a single number to call, and eventually that single number should be used nationwide. On February 16, 1968, the first-ever 911 call was placed by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite. In 1973, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommended that 911 be implemented nationwide. Over the next few years, communities across the nation began implementing their own 911 systems.