Mr. Lord left the first message (to no one in particular), in the beginning, at night ("Let there be light"). Robert Newman, the sexton in charge of the lanterns in the Old North (Christ's) Church on April 18, 1775, was trying to reach Paul Revere for a little clarification ("Was that one, or two, if by sea?"). Alexander Graham Bell spilled some acid on himself on March 10, 1876, and made an urgent phone call to his assistant, Mr. Watson ("Come here, I want you."). Lt. Rowan of the U.S. Bureau of Military Intelligence (?) delievered "a message to Garcia" from President McKinley on May 1, 1898, in preparation for the Spanish-American War ("McKinley offers regrards, troops, etc."). German Foreign Secretary Zimmerman telegrammed von eckhardt at the legation in Mexico on (or about) Jan. 19, 1917, with a coded message offering contested territories in the United States to Mexico in exchange for their cooperation in World War (". . . . einverstandnis unsurerseits dass Mexico in Texas . . . . "). Gen. Anthony "Old Crock" McAuliffe of the 101st Ariborne, trapped at Bastogne on Dec. 23, 1944, by von Luffwitz of the 47th Panzer Corps, returned the call for surrender ("Nuts!"). . . . . and some wise-guy named Armstrong called NASA from the Eagle at 10:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969, and mentioned "something about a small step-foreman."