The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Setting Sun
March 26, 2014 9:45 AM Subscribe
What was the first message sent by the Soviet Union over the infamous 1960s "hotline"?
posted by alan to Law & Government (3 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
After the cuban missile crisis a direct communication link was created between Washington and Moscow. Every online resource I've found describes its first message something like this (from Wikipedia
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The hotline became operational on August 30, 1963, by transmitting the first test messages. Washington sent Moscow the text "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back 1234567890", which is a so-called pangram of all letters and numbers of the Latin alphabet, along with the Apostrophe, which made sure that all the keys on the teletypes were operational. The Soviets sent back a poetic description of Moscow's setting sun.
Does anyone know the extract contents of the poetic description of Moscow's setting sun